Obituaries – June 28, 2023

Jackie “Jack” Clark, 69. died June 4, 2023, at his home in Cave Junction, Oregon. Jack was born July 28, 1953, in Grants Pass the son of Don and Jerrine Clark of Cave Junction. Jack is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda; son Clay and daughter McKenzie (Grant) Donnelly; grandsons Connor and Wesley Donnelly of Cave Junction; daughters Shelley (Pedro) Sandoval and Mandy (Ryan) Holtz; and 6 grandchildren, who live in Washington State. Also surviving Jack are his brother Don Joe (Steph) and sister Cheryl Winters, cousin Sandy Upton, many nieces and nephews, beloved family members, and close friends.
Jack was a lifetime timber worker, running heavy equipment which began at a young age with his family’s company, Clark Logging. In 1989 Jack went to work for Columbia Helicopter Logging and worked for them until his retirement in 2005. Jack was one of the best loader operators in the state of Oregon.
In his spare time in the ‘80s Jack was a member of the PRCA as a professional Bull Rider. He and his friend and traveling companion Alan Wyatt traveled the circuit in Oregon and California.
Jack enjoyed spending time with his family, playing poker with his good friends at the Tycer Crossing Poker Club and caring for his Classic Car, a 1959 Studebaker Silverhawk.
Jack was preceded in death by his mother Jerrine Clark and his brother, Jerry Lee Clark.


Jeffrie (Jeff) Thomas Winters , 80, died June 11 2023 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. Jeff was born Feb. 9 1943 in Akron, Ohio to Betty Jeanne and Gene Winters of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls where he developed his love for sports. He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School and went on to attend Heidelberg University graduating with a degree in education. Jeff was a junior high science teacher in Ohio in Garrettsville and later in Aurora. He coached sports at both schools. In 1972 Jeff moved to Glendale, Calif. where he worked with kids with developmental and physical disabilities doing pool therapy as well as helping organize the Special Olympics for the city of Glendale. While living in California he became interested in Frisbee and traveled all over the country with friends competing in freestyle Frisbee competitions. In 1981 Jeff moved to Selma, Ore. He owned a plant maintenance business and worked as a school bus driver for several years. Jeff enjoyed being involved in city league slow pitch softball and basketball for many years and played softball into his 60s. He was an avid horse racing fan and a regular at Grants Pass Downs. In 2001 Jeff started coaching boys basketball at Illinois Valley High School. He coached various teams there for 12 years taking his varsity team to state in two consecutive years. Jeff and his wife helped with the irrigation and hay harvest every summer at her family’s ranch which was something he really enjoyed. Jeff did a lot of different things during his lifetime and his love for sports lasted his whole life. Jeff is survived by his wife of 32 years Cheryl and his brother Tom. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.