Richard (“Mac”) McPhedran


Dec. 18, 2019 — Richard (“Mac”) McPhedran, 81, of Florence, Ore., passed away Dec. 10, 2019.

Mac was born in La Salle, Ill., to Alex and Velma McPhedran. Mac served eight years in the U.S. Air Force, during which he was stationed in Vietnam and also worked as an aircraft mechanic. After re-entering civilian life, Mac worked for over 20 years in California as a PG& E foreman.

Mac was a member of the Elks Lodge and was a very skilled carpenter who enjoyed undertaking building projects for his family’s home and for close friends. Mac also enjoyed dancing to live music.

Mac is survived by his beloved wife, Linda; lovely daughters Carol, Dawna, Bridget, Donna and Denise; devoted sons Michael and Chris; his brother Dan; and numerous wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother, Ronald.

Mac loved to dance and, with his wife and dance partner Linda, made a lasting impression with their beautiful and uniquely decorated cowboy hats and attire.

Mac — My well-dressed rhinestone cowboy forever — we are all comforted and confident knowing that you are on that special path known as an electric slide followed by a 10-step dance into a beautiful place called Heaven. Honey, we will all surely miss you and vow to continue to live and love in your honor.

A celebration of life will take place at a time to be later determined.

Arrangements by Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home.

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