Gene Laurence "Skip" Paquin passed away June 11, 2020. He was born August 16, 1933 in Rice County, Minnesota to Adlore and Vera (McMillen) Paquin.
He married Darlene "Dolly" Morris December 26, 1953. Skip and Dolly raised their 4 children, Donald (Jiggs), Geri, Bill and Kim in the Monitor area. Dolly passed away in 1992.
Skip was a farmer, and enjoyed attending and participating in tractor pulls. One of his passions was restoring John Deere tractors, for which he was known nationally.
Skip married Helen Owens May 21, 1993. They were married until Helen's death in 2018.
Skip is survived by his children, Jiggs and Kim McClain (Mike); two sisters, Jane Johnson (Richard) of Eugene, and Deborah Opitz (Jim) of Silverton, as well as 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Patricia Booth; his daughter, Geri Burbank and son, Bill.
Per his request no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice -2290 commercial St. South, Suite 108, Salem, Oregon 97301.