Alden Richard Slocum Jr. a lifelong resident of Cottage Grove, Oregon died peacefully December 3, 2021 with his family beside him. He was born February 15, 1943 in Eugene, Oregon to parents Alden Sr. and Alice (Mack) Slocum. Alden graduated from Cottage Grove high school in1961. He married his high school sweetheart Carol Menz December 31, 1963 in Reno, Nevada. Alden worked in the lumber industry most of his career, and he owned Made in America Flutes. He was an excellent craftsman and artist. Enjoyed crafting and playing flutes his wood flutes, oil painting John Wayne and many other peices, building mussel loaders and watching older wholesome movies and TV shows. He loved being outdoors fishing and working in his rock flower garden, but most of all he loved being with his family. Alden is survived by his wife Carol of 58 years; daughter Lisa Slocum of Cottage Grove, OR; son Jeffrey (Bettina) Slocum of Eugene, OR; son Tim (Jane Puckett) Slocum of Cottage Grove, OR; sister Laura Dixon of Cottage Grove, OR; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove, OR.