Otis Harold Hussey

Otis Harold Hussey died in Eagle Point on Feb. 20, 2012. He was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Grants Pass, to Elwood and Amy Henry Hussey, of Cave City (now Cave Junction,) Ore. He attended school in Kerby, Ore., graduating in 1946 from Kerby Union High School, now known as Illinois Valley High School in Cave Junction.

He married Carmelita Krauss, of Selma, in 1946. He worked for Rough and Ready Lumber Co. from 1946 until 1957. He belonged to the 186th Infantry unit of the Oregon National Guard from 19547 to 1957, attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant.

Otis received Jesus Christ as his personal savior and has been a member of the Alliance Bible Chapel in Ashland, Ore., since 1957.

In 1957, he moved his family to Ashland to attend Southern Oregon College (SOU), graduating in 196 0 with a bachelor of science degree in education. He taught at Ashland Junior High school (now Ashland Middle school) from 196 0 to 1974, during which time he earned a masters of science degree in social studies. In 1974, Otis and his wife accepted teaching positions at Sentani International School in Irian Jaya (now Papua), Indonesia, where they taught school, retiring in 1989.   

Otis  enjoyed being with family, friends, reading his Bible, keeping up with current events, telling stories, hunting, and horseback riding.

He is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Elaine, of Virginia; son, Steven, of Medford; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Elwood Hussey; and a son, Michael Hussey.

A celebration of life service was held at Alliance Bible Chapel on Feb. 26 with a graveside service the same day at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction.
Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.

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