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Victor Leeroy Doolittle 1922-2017

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017

Victor Leeroy Doolittle, 94, of Dorena, Ore. passed away Jan. 18, 2017.

He was born at Woodard Camp A near Cottage Grove on Oct. 13, 1922 to Judd and Metta (Mayben) Doolittle.

Victor attended school through the eighth grade, then served in the U.S. Navy.

On July 27, 1945 in Los Angeles, Calif., he and Bertha Adalyne Reynolds were married.

He worked as a logger and in commercial fishing.

He enjoyed gunsmithing, custom stocks, hunting, fishing, woodworking and boat building.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia McNally of Dorena, Ore. and Kathy (Jim) Arvan of Goldendale, Wash., three sons, Ray (Joy) Doolittle of Lakeside, Ore., Leslie Doolittle of Cottage Grove and Alan and Evelyn Doolittle of Moore, ID, a sister, Donna Callahan of Colorado Springs, Colo., a brother, Harold Doolittle of North Carolina, 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and two sons, Ronald Doolittle and Gary Doolittle.

Services were held on Feb. 4 at Dorena Community Church. Arrangements under the care of Smith-Lund-MIlls Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.

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