Walter “Michael” Perry

Walter “Michael” Perry, 60, of White City, died Oct. 30, 2009 at home.

He was born in Waltham, Mass, and raised as an Army brat in California and Germany. He attended high school in Orange County and in 1966, he joined the Navy. In 1970 he moved to the Illinois Valley and in 1982 he moved to Ashland.

His loves were his family, music and motorcycles. He performed in bands throughout the NW and in California. He was a radio newscaster, DJ and program director. He brought Rush Limbaugh’s show to Southern Oregon, which he thought was a hoot. He also laid the groundwork for KRTA. He became Walt at Crown Homes for seven years until April 2009.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marcele; a son, Blue, of Medford, a daughter, Crystal (M/Sgt. Joseph) Read, stationed in Italy and four granddaughters; a brother, John, of Talent, and family in southern California.

A gathering will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Eagle Point National Cemetery.

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