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Obituary (OR): Calvin Eugene Rakes '49

Posted on 09/02/2018

Calvin Eugene Rakes (August 30, 1925 - August 26, 2018)

Eugene was born in Bentonville, Arkansas to Stewart and Mildred Rakes on August 30, 1925. He died in Eugene on August 26, 2018.

He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War Two. He was a career Navy officer graduating from the Naval Academy and MIT. Upon retirement from the Navy he entered Stanford University to prepare for a career as a high school mathematics teacher.

Eugene was preceded in death by his brother, John Carson Rakes; his father, Stewart Rakes; mother, Mildred Rakes; and wife, Roberta Rakes.

Eugene is survived by his daughter, Carmen Stephens; his sister, Mary Louise Coberly; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Andreason's and Buell Chapel on September 5th at 1 PM.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Sept. 2, 2018