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Ed 'Stuffy' Deschamps Jr.

Ed 'Stuffy' Deschamps Jr.

Ed "Stuffy" Deschamps Jr., from Rogue River, Ore., passed away August 18, 2012, in his home. He was born June 9, 1938, to Edouard Armand Deschamps Sr. and Mary Dougherty-Deschamps in Missoula, Mont.

Stuffy graduated from St. Francis High School in 1956, and then the University of Oregon in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. After graduation he attended Marine Officer's Candidate School in Quantico, Va.

Upon his return to Oregon he worked as a restauranteur, then as a sales representative, and most recently was president and C.E.O. of his own manufacturing company, High Country Wreaths.

He is survived by his first love and best friend, JoAnn; two children, Matt Deschamps and Stephanie Beck; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Annette; and his daughter, Allison.

We knew him as a very generous person. He was an "easy touch" for somebody who was hungry or homeless. Stuffy was very proud of the fact that he was able to leave a legacy to honor his children and grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home, 1100 Charnelton St., Eugene, Ore., with reception following.

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