[December 8, 2010]
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Sunset Hills Cemetery & Funeral Home in Eugene for Thomas Jefferson Fotta of Eugene, who died Dec. 5 of age-related causes. He was 79.
He was born June 7, 1931, in Jasper to Stephen and Bonnie Forcum Fotta. He married Odeena Anderson on Dec. 31, 1949, in Jasper.
He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1949, although his picture does not appear in the annual. He served in the U.S. Air Force in England, New Mexico and other bases during the Korean Conflict. He operated a logging camp before working as a powder monkey at the Springfield Rock Quarry for 17 years. He was retired.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Tina Cameron of Portland, Theresa Valentine of Skagway, Alaska, Tammy Fain of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Timi Catzeek of Kluckwan, Alaska; two sons, Tracy of Anchorage and Troy of Haynes, Alaska; a sister, Vivian Weber of Grants Pass; a brother, Chuck of Creswell; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Tony Fotta and Tommy Fotta, died previously.
Burial will follow the celebration at Mount Vernon Cemetery.