Carl Milton Savage
May 8, 1925 - June 20, 2017
Lovingly known to many as "Uncle Milty", and as "Gator" for those of the Pacific Northwest Bell era.
Milt's family included Nonie, his loving wife of 54 years; six children, Jurhee, Brad, Jani, Jeff, Bill, and Kim; eleven grand-children; and four great- grandchildren.
He was born on a dairy farm in Salem Oregon, the youngest of five boys. This farm still stands today as part of Keizer City Park.
In 1943 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a navigator on a B-24. He attended Willamette University before beginning his 36-year career at Pacific Northwest Bell. He retired in 1983 after working in Salem, Corvallis, Newport, Klamath Falls, and finally, Medford.
His passion in life was being an accomplished woodworker. There are no friends or family members who do not have a piece of furniture or some "Fun Stuff" that Milt built. He carried his friends from town to town, and had a special golf foursome for many years.
"Uncle Milty" was known for always having a boat and teaching many to waterski on the Oregon waterways, and annually at Shasta Lake with special longtime friends and family.
In his own words, "My life is rich and full."
A Celebration of Life will be held June 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 1900 Crater Lake Avenue.
Arrangements are in care of Abbey Funeral Home, www.abbeyfuneralhome.com.