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Rolland S. Leep

Born: Tue., Apr. 7, 1931
Died: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Location: Amling/Schroeder Chapel Myrtle Point


12:00 PM Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Location: Coquille Valley Elks Lodge

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Rolland Selby Leep passed away peacefully on December 3, 2019 from the complications of Parkinson disease. 

He was born April 7, 1931 in Eugene, OR to Eldred Leep and Esther Koenig.  He had two brothers, Jean and Delbert who both preceded him in passing.

He spent his early life in Indian Creek, OR and attended school in Mapleton.  He worked in the family logging and saw mill business and continued the business after his father retired. He later relocated to Myrtle Point, OR where he owned and operated the Leep Sawmill for many years.  After selling the mill he continued to enjoy a hobby of planting trees on his private land.

He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953 in the Korean conflict.  He was a machine engine operator aboard an Army craft.  After his discharge he returned to the family business.

He married Margery Cobb Roper and they were the parents of three children, Steven, Nancy and Betsy and three Roper stepchildren, Mickey, Perry and John Bruce.  He later married Geraldine Wilberger in 1968.  Along with that marriage came three additional stepchildren, Greg, Gale and Ginger.  He was the grandfather of several grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.  He was always so happy that all the mixed family enjoyed each other.

He did a lot of quiet service in Myrtle Point believing that it was important to give back to the community.  He was an active member of the Lions Club for 50 years and he served for many years with the Fire department.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests you consider sending a donation to the Elks Student Scholarship fund in Rolland’s name.

We would like to thank Country Gardens in Coquille for their kindness and care during his stay there.

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Cobus and Jolynn Best
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
It has been a wonderful blessing for all of us here at Country Gardens to have known, loved and cared for Rolland.

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