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Dean R. Welch

Dean R. Welch, 74, of Medford, Ore. passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He was born February 3, 1941 in Clay Center, Kans. to Dean LeRoy and Mary Francelia (Ralston) Welch. Dean came to the Rogue Valley as a child. He graduated from Medford High School, attended SOC then art school in San Francisco, Calif.

Dean worked for Piggly Wiggly in White City then Quality Market for many years. In 1973, he married Linda Mae Welch who survives. Dean was quite artistic and enjoyed water color painting, cardboard and paper crafts, and rockhounding. He also served in the Army Reserves.

Dean is survived by his first wife, Pat Kempf of Billings, Mont.; present wife, Linda M. Welch; two children, son, Dean O. Welch of Gillette, Wyo. and daughter Angie Welch Sharbano of Laurel, Mont.; step-son Scott Tollefson of Medford, Ore.; five grandchildren, Kristen, Jacob, Madison, Delaney, and Levi; and two great-grandchildren, Olive and Ivan.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Memory Gardens Chapel, 1395 Arnold Lane, Medford.

Memory Gardens Memorial Park & Mortuary in care of arrangements. www.memorygardensmortuary.com

Dean R. Welch