Colleen Frances DeGroat


Colleen Frances DeGroat, 84, of Cottage Grove, OR passed away October 24, 2019 in Cottage Grove following a stroke. She was born in Sweet Home, February 20, 1935 to parents Clifford and Gladys (Howes) Groat. She attended and graduated from Cottage Grove High School, and 2 years at Lane Community College studying psychology. Colleen was a wonderful painter and artist. She loved to crochet and read. But most of all raising her 8 children was her priority. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cottage Grove, OR. Colleen leaves behind her children; Patricia Roe Fowler, of Junction City; son David Roe, of the Oregon Coast; daughter Robin Kephart, of Cottage Grove ; son John Roe of Springfield, OR; daughter Michelle  Peters, of West Virginia; daughter Aysha Al Norri, of Creswell, OR; son Shawn Orcutt, of Yoncalla, OR; and daughter Willow Hurst, of Cottage Grove, OR; and numerous grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held in June 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.

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