Vernon Wayne Shields, also affectionately called “Red Dog,” passed away at his home in Harbor on April 8, 2018.

Vern, the fifth child of Glenn “Swede” and Betty Shields, was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon on Oct. 11, 1954. He was a 1972 graduate of BHHS and lived most of his life in the Brookings/Harbor area. Following in his father’s footsteps, he worked in the logging industry. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and following sports, especially the Oregon Ducks. Vern was an all around likable guy with a quick wit and will be missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Kendra; his stepdaughters Malinda, Michelle, Jennifer and Kristan; his seven grandchildren; and his siblings, Glenda, Gloria, Zoe-Leta, Hank, Kristina and Taunya and their respective spouses, children and grandchildren.