May 1, 1940 - July 25, 2012
Duane E. Hoskins of Athena passed away on July 25, 2012, at his home at the age of 72. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration Patient Activities in care of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
Duane E. Hoskins was born on May 1, 1940, to Ernest and Juanita (Hayes) Hoskins in Umapine. He grew up and graduated from Umapine High School. Duane enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1959. He married Sarah L. Hodgen on July 15, 1960, in Umapine. In 1967 they moved to Elgin, where Duane worked for Boise Cascade for 37 years and moved to Athena in 2006 after his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going mushrooming.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Hoskins at the home; two daughters, Wendy Wheeler of Milton-Freewater and Vickie Hoskins of Elgin; one sister, Bonnie Ferguson of Baker City, Ore.; four grandchildren, Chris, David, Noah and Amber; six great-grandchildren; and several brother- and sister-in-laws. His parents; two brothers, Raymond and Darrell Hoskins; and one sister, Lisa Hasberry; preceded him in death.