Clarence Permenter (age 94) of Cottage Grove, OR, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, April 23, 2022. He was born in Milnesand, New Mexico to Russ and Bertha Permenter and was the oldest of 9 children. He was a veteran, a pilot, owned a California trucking company, and enjoyed his life as a cowboy on his ranches until his retirement.
Clarence was a wonderful Christian man and attended the Church of Christ on Monroe Avenue in Cottage Grove. He was kind, caring, generous and always ready to help any in need. He was loved by all who knew him, especially his family, who were always a priority in his life. Following the loss of both of their spouses,
Clarence married Carletta in 2018. They had been family friends for many years. Clarence became a very special part of the lives of all her family members and will be truly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Donny, Delton, Ed, Francelle, a newborn sister, and wives, Helen (5 years), Joy (4 years), Bennie (50 years).
He is survived by his children, Eddie Permenter, Bob Riley, Allison Fox, and Jeannie Permenter. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and his current wife, Carletta (3 ½ years).
No services are currently planned. A celebration of life will be scheduled for early summer.