John Lyle Northcutt
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John Lyle Northcutt, age 71, passed away Thursday October 31, 2019 at his home in Bonanza, Oregon surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on March 21, 1948 in Oakdale, California to Needam and Thelma Northcutt. John attended both elementary and high school in Oakdale, and was drafted into the United States Marine Corp in 1968 where he served one tour in Vietnam.
He met and married his wife, Carolyn in 1979. The two met at a cattle sale, and it was love at first sight. They spent 40 blissful years of marriage together, working side-by-side on their cattle ranch. John was a successful cattle buyer for over 50 years. He bought cattle for several slaughter houses as well as the family ranch. John loved good horses, good cattle, good dogs, a strong cup of coffee, and above all else, his family
John is survived by his wife Carolyn Northcutt, as well as his children Jodi Northcutt of Modesto California, Robert and Julie Randall, John and Erin Northcutt, and Amy Hammerich all of Bonanza, Oregon. He leaves behind eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as his one surviving sibling, Les Northcutt of Malin, Oregon. Many nephews and nieces will miss him as well. John will forever be remembered for his quick wit, savvy business skills, and his willingness to do anything for the people that he loved. HIs family takes solace in the fact that he will be watching over them from above, waiting until they meet again.
John will be memorialized in a small, private, graveside service for family only, later this week. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Klamath County 4-H or High Desert Hospice.