Ladd Vincent McQueen
February 11, 1948- October 21, 2016
Ladd V. McQueen passed away October 21, 2016 surrounded by loving family at his home in Medford.
A Medford native, Ladd lived most of his life in southern Oregon. He attended local schools, graduating with Medford High School Class of 1966 and Southern Oregon College (now SOU). He enjoyed outdoor activities offered so close to home, including snow and water skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, and riding his motorcycle. He was a great fan of classic and fast cars, the Oregon Ducks and Seahawks, and spent untold hours on his tractor working his small farm.
Ladd served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970 with a tour in Vietnam and stations in Germany and Virginia. Returning home, he began work in the timber industry, first with Lausmann Corp and then as a timber cruiser and forester for KOGAP Mfg. He loved working in the woods and took pride in being a good steward of lands and timber for two-and-a-half decades. In 1993 he and his wife started Promotional Sign, which he operated for 20 years.
Ladd’s greatest joy was his family, to which he passed his love of the outdoors along with values he learned from his parents. Most vacations were spent camping, fishing, and water skiing.
He is survived by his wife, Karen (Sargenti) whom he met and married in 1972; children, Scot McQueen (Shannon) and Leslie Marin (Bobby); and grandchildren, Hailee, Brady, Alyssa, Mason, and Mia; mother, Margaret McQueen; sister, Laurie MacGraw (Gary); and brother, Mark McQueen (Susan). He was preceded in death by grandson, Brennen V. McQueen; father, Stuart V. McQueen; and sister, Marily McQueen Henselman.
Ladd’s family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the oncology professionals, nurses, therapists, and hospice staff who treated Ladd with respect and love during our difficult time.
A celebration of life service for Ladd will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Funeral arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a favorite charity or to Fisher House Foundation which benefits veterans and military families in many ways.