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Jack Douglas Paine

Jack Douglas Paine passed away March 1, 2011, at his home in Gold Hill, Ore. He was born in Holliday, Utah, on May 28, 1926, to Cornelius Frederick Paine and Bertha Grace Rowsell Paine. He served in the Army in the Southern Philippines Asiatic Pacific Campaign, receiving that campaign medal with Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. Jack became a painting contractor in the Oakland/ San Francisco Bay area. He was an expert with color and was in much demand from homeowners in the Oakland-Piedmont-S.F. area. He married Melva (Bobbie) Ross and they had four sons, Scott, Gregg, Mark and Tom. They later divorced. He married Virginia West, in 1993, and moved to Gold Hill, Ore. He loved working on "The Farm," planting a garden, a small orchard, building a well house, cutting trees for firewood and building a small stone house for garden equipment that Virginia called her "Hansel & Gretel" house.

Jack is survived by his wife, Virginia; sons, Scott Noel (Cammie), of Los Angeles, Calif., Gregg Paine, of San Leandro, Calif., Mark Paine, of Gold Hill, Ore., Tom Paine (Pamela), of Grants Pass, Ore.; grandsons, Ely Stone Paine and Jakob Kuki; stepdaughter, Suzanne Roberts, of Lacey Washington; and stepson, Steven West, of Kelseyville, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Max; and sisters, Iris Douglass and Barbara Taylor. There will be a graveside service later in the month. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Southern Oregon Humane Society.

Jack Douglas Paine