Gene Lee Tullar

Gene Lee Tullar passed away on January 25, 2023.

Gene Lee Tullar, 90, of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away peacefully at home on January 25th, 2023 surrounded by family. Gene was born on Cedar Creek Road near Cottage Grove Lake living his whole life in the area he loved.

After attending Cottage Grove High School, Gene enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the Battalion A 20thAAA Gun Bn. out of Seattle, Washington. While in the service he received a National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Gene married Lois Jean Dage on July 01, 1956 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Lois passed on December 07, 1995. Gene later married Sandra (Dage) Powers on November 23, 1996.

Gene spent his working career in the logging industry as a faller working for Heath & Sons Logging, Bohemia Lumber Co., Weyerhauser, and becoming co-owner and operator of LGT Logging.

Gene was a very private man and enjoyed time with family most of all. He enjoyed carpentry and built his own home on Cedar Creek and helped remodel many others including the one he last lived in. He also had an interest in saw mills, whittling, drawing and studying history. 

He was an active member of the Church at London and on the Timber Operator’s Council.

Gene is survived by his wife Sandra (Dage) (Powers) Tullar of Cottage Grove, four children and five step children Lyle (Doris) of Parma Id., Brenda (Tim) Tworek of Bonanza Or., April Perez (Al Jovanelly) of Cottage Grove Or., Roberta (Dick) Swift of Eureka Ca., Teresa (Rick) Olsen of Springfield Or., Aaron Powers of Salem Or., Melody (Tom) Watson of Cottage Grove Or., Justin (Tonja) Powers of Veneta Or., and David (Joanna) Powers of Cottage Grove Or. As well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He also is survived by siblings, Paul (Joy) Tullar and Golda (Tullar) Pooler of Cottage Grove, Or. Gene is preceded in death by both parents, late wife Lois (Dage) Tullar, siblings Ellsworth Tullar, Lois (Tullar) Simons, Berta (Tullar) Davis.

Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. Celebration of Life to be held at the Church at London, February 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm. Ron Smith to officiate.