Cracraft, Douglas L. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon

Douglas L. “Doug” Cracraft died July 25, 2006, at his home. He was 72.

Mr. Cracraft was born Sept. 23, 1933 in Hillsborough, Kan to Orrin and Viola Orpin Cracraft. After his schooling, he joined the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was with the Mountaineer Division. He served for seven years in the regular army and ten years in the reserves. He attended college for four years studying forestry and fire science. Mr. Cracraft became a fireman in Pleasanton, Calif. where he retired as a Captain after serving the department for 20 years. On April 20, 1974, he married Jan Gray in Yosemite National Park.

The couple moved to Enterprise where he worked for the U.S. Forest Service for three years near the Hells Canyon as a fire lookout. Mr. Cracraft also served as the Alcohol and Drug Intervention Director in Wallowa County for a time. The couple lived in Enterprise for 15 years before moving to the Walla Walla valley.

He was an avid bicyclist and enjoyed hiking and backpacking. He was a member of the Ingle Chapel Congregational Church.

Mr. Cracraft is survived by his wife Jan Cracraft; son Dion Cracraft of Livermore, Calif.; three daughters Licia Shultz of Marcola, Andrea Dayon of Georgetown, Calif. and Samantha Zender of Pleasanton, Calif.; stepdaughter Jennifer Weber of Oak Harbor, Wash.; stepson Eric Gray of Auburn, Calif.; brother Eddie Cracraft of Alameda, Calif.; six grandchildren; one niece and one grand-niece.

Funeral services have been held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walla Walla Community Hospice or the American Cancer Society through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.

Wallowa County Chieftain, August, 3, 2006

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Wallowa County Oregon ObituariesAccessGenealogy. © 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Dec 13th, 2011

Categories: , ,
Locations: , , , , ,

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!