Lee H. Bouchard, Lt. Col. (Ret), 77, of Fossil died Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the parking area of the Fossil First Baptist Church, 701 1st Street, Fossil, Oregon. Masks should be worn and safe distancing should be practiced. Following the service, a private family internment will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Fossil.
He was born October 16, 1942 at Seattle, Washington, the son of Cecil and Martha Bowman Ruttner.
In 1970, Lee joined the United States Army, serving for 33 years, working his way up to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. While serving in Vietnam he was awarded the Bronze Star. Lee also worked for the United States Postal Service and Horizon Air.
After retiring, Lee moved to Fossil in 1993 where he served for a time as City Marshall and Reserve Deputy for the Sheriff’s department. Lee loved the area and was very active in the community.
Lee is survived by his wife, Charlette of Fossil, a daughter, Jeanette Wurpes, son-in-law Rob, grandchildren, Paige and Derek of Oregon City, a brother, David Bouchard, sister-in-law Patty of Prescott, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Barbara, and son, Christopher L. Bouchard.
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