Larry Eugene Mell


“There is no good-byes, where ever you’ll be, you’ll be in my heart”

Larry Eugene Mell, 72, of Yoncalla, Oregon passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2021.  Larry was born on April 15, 1949 in Rush City Minnesota to parents Wilfred C. Mell and Jean (Bush) Mell.  After high school Larry was called to serve his country in the Navy during Vietnam where he served as a medic.  He was known for his smile and positive attitude always inspiring us to keep going.  He loved to oil paint, fish and loved the ocean.  Larry was a handyman who loved helping people in the community and made many friends.  His passion was working on his farm with his animals and dogs, but what meant the most to him was spending time with his family, caring and guiding them.  He is survived by his daughter Leana (Steve) Thomas of Thousand Oaks, CA, daughter Annabelle (Felipe) Perez of Bakersfield, CA, Son Christian (Melissa) Mell of Bakersfield, CA, daughter Ana (Scott) Mell, Son Omar (Shannon) Mell, Daughter Gena (Miguel) Lopez, Son Willee (Nicole) Mell, Son Mario Perales, Brother Dale G. Mell of Fresno, CA, 18 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.  Larry is preceded in Death by His parents Wilfred C. Mell and Jean (Bush) Mell and brother Dean Mell of Fresno, CA.

A memorial service will be held Saturday December 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Smith-lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-lund-Mills Funeral and Chapel.


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