Clifford Keith Folkman


Clifford Keith Folkman aka “Papa Bear”, 82 of Cottage Grove, OR passed away on May 4, 2019.  Keith was born on March 24, 1937 in Brawley, CA to parents Clifford B. and Lottie L. (Glover) Folkman.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. Keith married Dorothy A. Byrd on Feb. 14, 1958 in Salt Lake City, UT.  He was an accountant for Sears and Roebuck for over 30 years, a financial arbitrator, a substitute teacher and an educational assistant.  Keith was a volunteer for the South Lane School District, and a nominee for Volunteer of the Year through United Way.  He enjoyed gardening, golf and spending time with kids and grandkids.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rotary and sat on the South Lane Fire Board and South Lane School Board Budget Committee.  Keith is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy Folkman; daughter, Linda Folkman; son, Randall Folkman; son, Curtis Folkman and wife Pattee; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on May 29th at 1:00 PM. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.

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