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Faron Pugh


April 29, 2020

Dec. 27, 1935 - April 23, 2020

Faron “Red” Young Pugh, 84, of Sweet Home, died April 23, 2020.

He was born Dec. 27, 1935 in Pensacola, Fla. to Henry and Gertrude (Wilson) Pugh.

He served in the United States Army from Jan. 8, 1954 until he was honorably discharged on Jan. 24, 1960. While stationed in Port Townsend, Wash., he met and married Mary L. Simpson on July 2, 1955.

Mr. Pugh moved to Sweet Home in 1961. He was employed with Willamette Industries at the Foster division, retiring after 38 years.

He enjoyed hunting and deep sea fishing.

Following his retirement, the Pughs purchased a fifth wheel and every year would pack up and spend the winters in Yuma, Ariz.

Mary Pugh died on their anniversary in 2016.

Mr. Pugh is survived by two sons, Randy J. Pugh of Kent, Wash., and David M. Pugh of Cascadia; daughter Melissa K. Edgemon of Blaine, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary.

A private family graveside service will take place at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 


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