Warren D. Flinchpaugh

Warren D. Flinchpaugh

April 23, 1922- April 26, 2009



Warren D. Flinchpaugh was born April 23, 1922 to Winifred Stanton and Joseph Flinchpaugh in Rhonerville, Calif. He died of natural causes April 26, 2009 in Medford Ore., three days after his 87th birthday.

Warren served in World War II as a Navy diver in the Pacific specializing in removing underwater demolitions. After World War II Warren began working at Pacific Lumber in Scotia, Calif., on the mill floor, working his way through the ranks to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. His career at PL spanned 40 years. From the book the Last Stand by David Harris "Flinchpaugh was a venerated figure on the mill floor. He had instant recall of anyone in the county that had ever worked for PL and never forgot even the slightest [mistake], but he rewarded genuine effort and nursed dozens of men of all stripes up through the pay grades." Warren retired from PL in 1984 and moved to Medford, Ore., to be closer to family.

Warren was an avid tennis fan, enjoying both watching and playing. He played doubles in California and later in Oregon into his late 70s. Warren had a great attention to detail and loved to be outside. Later in life he could be found much of the time working in his large tree filled yard in Medford where neighbors would frequently comment that there was never a leaf on the ground for more than a few minutes. Warren and his wife, Gloria, enjoyed travel and would regularly spend the coldest winter month in warmer locals.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gloria Flinchpaugh; son and daughter in law, Leon Warren and Sue Flinchpaugh; grandchildren, Shannon Warren Flinchpaugh, Tiffany Rene Flinchpaugh, Christy Tuttle Ying and Andre James Tuttle, and great-grandchildren, Tyler Ryan Flinchpaugh, Ronan Thomas Flinchpaugh, and Marcus and Lucas Ying.

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