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Eugene Tunney Blane

October 1, 1927 September 9, 2019
Eugene Tunney Blane
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Eugene Tunney Blane, Sr. passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the age of 91 in McMinnville, Oregon. Gene was born October 1, 1927 in Clarinda, Iowa (or Ida County, Iowa). Gene’s family moved to Dundee, Oregon in 1937. Gene enlisted in the US Navy in 1944 serving in WWII, attaining the rank of Seaman 1st class. After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946.
Gene moved to Coos County, Oregon where he met his wife Dora Davenport. Gene and Dora were married December 5, 1950. Gene and Dora had two children; Vicki and Eugene Jr. In 1959 following his dream, Gene moved his family to Anchorage, Alaska. Gene and family also lived in Seward and Fairbanks where Gene became a successful small businessman. Gene was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing throughout his life.
In 1977, upon retirement, Gene and Dora moved back to Oregon, where they resided in Whiteson and McMinnville.
Gene is survived by his wife Dora Lee, his two children Vicki Lee Hollowell and Eugene Jr., four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
The family will hold a small memorial service at Macy & Son on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 11:00am-2:00pm. Gene will be laid to rest in Coquille, Oregon at the Norway Cemetery on Friday, September 20th at 10:00am.


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memorial service

Wednesday

18

Sep

11:00 AM 9/18/2019 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 9/18/2019 2:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Gene will be laid to rest in Coquille, Oregon at the Norway Cemetery on Friday, September 20th at 10:00am.

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