Ralph Elmer Potter
On Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, Ralph Elmer Potter, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away suddenly at the age of 69 years old.
Ralph was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon, to Thomas C. and Joyce (Clark) Potter, on Oct. 15, 1950. He graduated from Cottage Grove High School in June 1968. Ralph joined the Air Force in 1969 and served his country honorably until 1973. On Sept. 22, 1969, he married the love of his life, Patricia (Trish) Ann Thompson, and together they raised two daughters, Chrisi Cantamessa and Angela Harris. Ralph will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Trish Potter; children, Chrisi Cantamessa and Angela (Jason) Harris; and his adoring grandchildren, Trevor Cantamessa, Gavin Potter, and Vance and Shelby Harris. Ralph will also be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Dorothy Colman; brothers, Tom (Maryanne) Potter and Donnie (Kathy) Potter; numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and dear friends. Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Potter.
A celebration of Ralph's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at The Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Oregon 97355.