Roger Dean Cranmer, age 62, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from kidney failure. He was born in Eugene, Oregon on March 26, 1956, to parents Dean and Mary Cranmer and was the oldest of three children. Roger was a lifelong Cottage Grove resident and a 1974 Cottage Grove High School graduate. Loved ones celebrated his life on December 15, 2018 at City Life Church, in Cottage Grove.
Roger worked 14 years at Bohemia Inc., until the company closed down. This provided the opportunity to enroll in Lane Community College’s first dislocated workers program in 1989, paving the way to an 18-year career in the RV industry. In 1991, he joined Marathon Coach and enjoyed the opportunity to travel around the United States and abroad, meeting many wonderful people along the way.
On July 13, 2009, he received a second birthday, a wonderful gift of a kidney from his mother. After recovering, Roger and longtime friend Archie Telfer formed Valley Mobile RV Repair in 2013. Roger was a lifelong outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He was also an avid sports fan who enjoyed spending time with his family watching Oregon football, as well as coaching his children’s youth sports teams.
Roger is survived by his wife, Dianna Cranmer of Cottage Grove, parents, Dean and Mary Cranmer of Cottage Grove, son Todd (Jaime) Cranmer of Creswell, daughters, Melinda Cranmer and Amanda (Jadon) Kuehn, both of Cottage Grove, brothers Fred (Ronda) and Tim (Cindy) Cranmer of Cottage Grove and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Legacy Transplant Services, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1040 N.W. 22ndAve. Suite 480, Portland, OR 97210. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.