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Official Obituary of

Claude Oliver Coffman

March 4, 1928 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Claude Coffman Obituary

Claude Oliver Coffman, 95, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay with many of his loving family members and friends by his side. There is no doubt he was greeted by his wife of 75 years and his parents as he peacefully made the journey into his new life.

Claude was born on March 4, 1928 to Claude Corwin Coffman and Annie Laura ( Goodman ) Coffman at the Wesley McAuley Hospital in Marshfield, Oregon. He graduated from North Bend High School, and earned two Master’s Degrees from both Oregon State University and Cornell University. He taught school for both the Coos Bay and North Bend School Districts. He had a number of other careers including building houses, a cement business, working in a mill, logging, and as a young child, delivering newspapers. All of these jobs he did in the North Bend and Coos Bay Area.

Claude married Marjorie Moore on November 26, 1948 and they spent years camping, hunting, fishing, construction work and fixing rentals. They were called on two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, one in Bandon and the other at Martin’s Cove, Wyoming.

Claude enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, hunting, photography, Lapidary, writing and painting. He was a pilot and enjoyed sharing his love of planes with his three children. He spent many vacations traveling throughout the states. He was a member of many organizations. He treasured being with family, and cherished friends. While he will be forever missed, his family rejoices in his long awaited reunion with his wife.

Claude is survived by his daughter and her spouse, Sherry and Eric Trapp of North Bend; son, Curtis Melvin Coffman and his spouse Connie Coffman of Lakeside; son, Claude Douglas Coffman of North Bend; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two nieces.

Claude was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Ann Moore Coffman; and his parents, Claude C. Coffman and Annie Laura Goodman Coffman.

Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at and Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

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Funeral Service
March 16, 2024

12:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
3355 Virginia Avenue
North Bend, Oregon 97459


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