The Curry Coastal Pilot

Longtime Brookings resident and businessman Alden Loring passed away at his home on Thursday, March 29, 2012. He was 87.

Alden was born Oct. 2, 1924 in McMinnville, to Lucien, Sr. and Myrth (Mason) Loring.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Construction Battalion, nicknamed "Seabees."

Following his military service, Alden attended Oregon State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business.

Alden married Luella Bergt in June of 1951. They moved to Brookings in 1955 where Alden went into business with his brother, Lucien.

They moved to a new location and renamed the business to its current name, Loring's Lighthouse Sporting Goods. Alden operated the store until retiring on May 1, 1989.

Luella preceded him in death in 1985. Alden married Daphne Jones-Scalletti on Aug. 18, 2011.

Survivors include his wife Daphne of Brookings; daughter and son-in-law Tamara Loring and Forrest Green of Prior Lake, Minn.; son and daughter-in-law Randy and Christi Loring of Brookings; grandchildren Mason and Daron Loring Green, and Morgan and Spencer Loring; sister Myrth Loring of Seal Rock; stepchildren Jeremiah Bateman, his wife Brie and their children Araya, Cayden and Logan, Jason Bateman, his companion Kristen and their son, Paxton, Jessica Bateman and her daughter, Destiny Lavalle.

Alden is preceded in death by his first wife Luella; and his brother Lucien Loring, Jr.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Fir and Oak streets, in Brookings. Pastor Adrian Van Aswegen will officiate. A luncheon will follow at the church. Private interment was held at W. J. Ward Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Coast Humane Society, P.O .Box 7833, Brookings, OR 97415.

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.