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Basil Edgar Kelso

Independence, Polk County, Oregon, USA
Death 28 Nov 2004 (aged 85)
Oregon, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 10197947 · View Source
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Basil Edgar Kelso of Eugene, Oregon died Nov. 28 of age-related causes. He was 85.

Mr. Kelso was born Oct. 1, 1919, in Independence to Edgar and Nettie Moffit Kelso. He married Ruth Lyons in Harrisburg on Sept. 27, 1947. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past September.

He grew up in Junction City and attended school there. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a shipfitter in the Pacific theater from December 1941 until his discharge in 1946. He served again in the Korean War from November 1950 to March 1952.

He spent 32 years as a foreman in the building and bridge department of Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1979.

A life member of the American Legion Post No. 61 in Junction City, he also belonged to the USS Hamner Club - a veteran's group for men who served on that ship - and served as scoutmaster for Eugene Troop 52 for eight years.

His interests included fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry of Junction City; a brother, Edgar of Junction City; two sisters, Genevieve McIntosh of Harrisburg and Laura Morse of Corvallis; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene, Oregon.

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