Patrick Gerald O'Shea

Patrick Gerald O'Shea passed November 21, 2008. He was born May 27, 1944, in Grand Junction, Colo., and lived his young life in Copper, above Jacksonville, Ore.

He attended Jacksonville schools and graduated from Medford High School, where he was proud to participate in baseball and football. He served in the US Navy for six years and served 18 months in Vietnam.

He lived his dreams, driving log trucks before moving to Alaska and living the adventure of building a cabin, hunting and eventually serving on many ships in the Bering Sea. He lived his dream of seeing all 50 states before settling again in the Rogue Valley.

He is survived by his loving partner, Sue McCracken, and was a special "Poppa" to Olivia, William, Colby, Jackson, Kyle, Lily and Sybanna and many other adopted "kids" of all ages.

A private funeral wake will be arranged. Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home. (541) 772-5488 perlfuneral.com.