Gary Paul “Red” Hosking, 77, formerly of Eagle Point, now of Medford, died Aug. 6, 2010.
In 1978, he and two of his brothers purchased Safari Campground, now called Medford Oaks, located on Hwy. 140. He managed it for 14 years. After it was sold in 1991, he moved to Medford.
Mr. Hosking was born Jan. 19, 1933, to Lawrence R. and Frances E. Hosking, in Pierre, S.D. He served in the Army. He married Jacqueline C. Pflepsen. He attended Van Nuys Jr. College. After working at Burmite Powder Company, he returned to working in jewelry, which he had done before entering the Army. He worked at Kays in Burbank for three years and then moved to the new House of Time in Granada Hills, Calif., where he became partner and vice resident for 19 years.
In 1978, he and two of his brothers purchased Safari Campground, now Medford Oaks. After Medford Oaks sold, he worked at the Elks Lodge, then at John Nuich Jewelers and did TV commercials until 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Douglas. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; children, Ann, Sandra and Randy; brothers, Jack and Dick; twin sisters, Eileen and Muriel; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild with another on the way.
A memorial service was held Aug. 19 with internment Aug. 20 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.