Lauren Henry (Hank) Gale Jr.

Lauren Henry (Hank) Gale Jr. passed away Feb. 9, 2023.

Lauren (Hank) Henry Gale Jr

Lauren Henry (Hank) Gale Jr. passed away Feb. 9, 2023, at the Pete Moore Hospice House in Eugene, Ore. Hank was born in Orange, Calif., in 1945 to parents Hallie Marie Dudrey Gale DeJong and Lauren (Laddie) Henry Gale, who was one of the University of Oregon’s “Tall Firs” in 1939.

Hank was an alumnus of North Salem High School and Central Oregon Community College in Bend. Throughout his career with Southern Pacific Railroad and his love of geography, Hank explored Oregon he loved so much all of his life. Hank is survived by his son Lauren (Lenny) Henry Gale III and his grandson Nicholas D. Dale, who both live in Marcola, Ore.; and his two sisters: Robin Gale Terrett of Goldbeach, and Mary Ann (Tia) Gale Menser of Florence.

A Memorial service for Hank will be held in his hometown of Florence at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at noon on March 18.

All of his friends and Florence family are invited to a potluck lunch to share their memories of this extraordinary man.

Thank you, Hank.