C.J. Smolen, 57, of Central Point, Oregon, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017. C.J., eldest son of Carl and Judy Smolen, passed away after an heroic battle with COPD. He is survived by his wife, Cindy and his children, Jesse and Amanda. 

C.J. was a gifted fly angler and charcoal artist with a 2nd degree black belt in Kenpo White Crane, and was happiest spending time in nature and with loved ones. C.J.'s altruism affected many lives and he will be deeply missed. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Holy Waters in Trail, Oregon. 

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