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James Rufus Cornell
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Birth: May 22, 1923
Big Pine
Inyo County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 2012
Lane County
Oregon, USA

SPRINGFIELD James Rufus Cornell of Springfield died Oct. 16 of age-related causes. He was 89. No service is planned.

He was born May 22, 1923, in Big Pine, Calif., to Rufus and Mary Ingram Cornell. He was married to Ruby Wooley from August 1997 to June 2006. She died previously. He was married to Betty Joy Langley from February 1970 to December 1996. She died previously.

He served in the Navy from January 1941 to May 1946 and was stationed on the USS Columbia and USS Honolulu. He worked as a police officer in Cottage Grove and for the Lane County Sheriff's Office, and also worked as a truck driver.

He played accordion in his band, Country Squires, and performed for more than 20 years at the Vets' Club and other venues.

Survivors include two daughters, two stepsons, a stepdaughter, 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. A son, Kenneth Cornell, died previously.

Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.

"Register-Guard", Eugene, Oregon
Family links: 
  Jacob Rufus Cornell (1878 - 1960)
  Mary Annie Cornell (1882 - 1964)
  Betty Joy Langley Cornell (1928 - 1996)
  Kenneth James Cornell (1949 - 1971)*
  Russell J Cornell (1908 - 1986)*
  Zelma Fay Cornell Cowden (1911 - 1993)*
  Thelma May Cornell Dalton (1911 - 1996)*
  Clella Marie Cornell Jamieson (1914 - 2002)*
  Mildred L Cornell Massa (1918 - 1988)*
  Lawrence E. Cornell (1920 - 1971)*
  James Rufus Cornell (1923 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Maintained by: Lorrie
Originally Created by: KarenK.
Record added: Oct 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99124776
James Rufus Cornell
Added by: Lorrie
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