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Francis "Tooter" Ray Laughlin

September 18, 1925 September 10, 2018
Francis "Tooter" Ray Laughlin
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Obituary for Francis "Tooter" Ray Laughlin

Francis “Tooter” Ray Laughlin passed away on September 10, 2018 at his home in McMinnville, Oregon. He was 92 years old.
Tooter was born on September 18, 1925 in Yamhill, Oregon to parents Brick and Angie Laughlin. He attended school in Yamhill. Upon his 18th birthday he joined the Marine Corps during WWII. At age 19, he fought in the battle of Iwo Jima with the 4th Marine division and witnessed the flag being raised on Mount Suribachi. After the war’s end, Tooter returned to the Yamhill-McMinnville area where he met the love of his life, Clara Granger.
Tooter worked for Laughlin Logging for 50 years. He was a devoted family man whose interests were steelhead fishing, hunting, gardening, and visiting with friends and family.
Tooter is survived by son Steve, daughter Julie Brilz, granddaughter Laura Aase, grandson Michael Aase, great grandson Darren Hopper, and son-in-law Doug Aase. He was preceded in death by wife Clara, daughter Debbie Aase, sister Ethel Sharp, and many more family and friends.
He will be remembered for his good nature, easygoingness, dry sense of humor, and much more.
Viewing will take place Monday, September 17th 9am-6pm at Macy & Son Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday, September 18th 1:30pm, at Macy & Son. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation in care of Macy & Son.


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9:00 AM 9/17/2018 9:00:00 AM - 6:00 PM 9/17/2018 6:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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Tuesday

18

Sep

1:30 PM 9/18/2018 1:30:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States
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