Richard Lemmer

Richard “Bugs” Eugene Lemmer, 70, of Sweet Home died June 22, 2009.

He was born May 9, 1939 in Burlington, Wash. to Eugene Mathew and Therese Marie (Hawkins) Lemmer.

He was in the United States Marine Corps from January 1962 until his honorable discharge in January of 1965. He attended the University of Portland for a time.

Mr. Lemmer married Dorothy L. Evans on Sept. 4, 1965 in Myrtle Point. He was a truck driver in the logging industry for 40 years, and drove truck on the Alaskan Pipeline.

He was a member of the Catholic church and the Elks. He enjoyed hunting in Alaska and loved gardening and fishing.

Mr. Lemmer is survived by his wife Dorothy; daughter JoMarie Lemmer; son Carl and his wife Lisa Lemmer; three grandsons; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 815 5th Ave.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Evergreen Hospice, the Cancer Society or St. Helen’s Catholic Church. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.