yd Alvin Rachor passed away Jan. 10, 2008 in Prineville, Ore. He was 86 years old. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at Juniper Haven Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Floyd was born September 5, 1921 in Prineville, Ore., to Charles Alexander and Anna Agnes (Wolke) Rachor. Floyd graduated from Crook County High School, and after school he entered the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a gunner on a B-24 in Europe and he taught gunnery school during World War II.
Floyd then came back to Prineville, Ore., and married Evelyn Pence on May 18, 1946. He also worked for Alexander Yawkey Lumber Company. In October 1947 he went to work for the Crook County Road Department until his retirement in 1986.
Floyd loved hunting, fishing, camping, and he was a great artist and cartoonist. He also enjoyed woodworking, and had a wonderful wit and sense of humor. In fact his high school year book predicted that Floyd would be a script writer for the Red Skelton show; and he loved to spend time with his family and friends.
He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
He is survived by: his daughter Dee and her husband (Don) Berman of Prineville, Ore.; grandchildren, Bobby Duley, Lanny Berman, and Casey Berman; five great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; the families of Grover and Francis Smith; the family of Ted Young and Pat Stovall; and the families of Earl and Irene Young.
Floyd was preceded in death by his wife; a son, a brother, and his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospital Hospice. 11201 NE Elm Street Prineville, Oregon 97754.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.