Dustin “Dutch” Townsend SR.

Dustin “Dutch” Townsend Sr. arrived on April 28, 1968, and flew home with the eagles on Dec. 1, 2015. Dutch loved the woods/outdoors, whether he was firefighting, hunting, fishing or just “because.” He was a member of the Klamath Tribes and most proud of his “Paiute” ancestry. When he was younger, he was introduced to boxing by Dean Davis in Bly, Ore. He was a boxer by nature, he achieved a Golden Gloves title and carried boxing with him throughout his life. He was loved by many and will be missed by even more. Survivors include his “mommy,” Maritina “Tina” Cottier of Bly; fiancee, Leah Bettles of Bly; sons, Larry, Johnny, Dustin Townsend Jr., Roscoe and Dancen Townsend of Klamath Falls, Ore.; brother, Darrel Black, and sister, Roberta Black, both of Chiloquin, Ore.; grandfather, Jesse Kirk of Beatty, Ore.; aunts, Gloria Lawvyer, Joanne Bennett, Renne Crain, Moby Kirk, Jessica Kirk, Loren Kirk; uncles, including Tyler Barlowe, Irvin Kirk Sr., Ronnie Schroder Sr., and Randy Townsend; granddaughter, Janie Lee Townsend of Klamath Falls; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, you know who you are. To be greeted by those who preceded him in death are his father, Lawrence Larry Townsend; only daughter, Karma Lee Townsend (Sept. 12, 2015); grandmother, Shirley Riddle; brothers, Randy Gallagher and Terry Walker; and many more who he missed. The family encourages the loved ones and friends to take care of themselves mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically during this scared time. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in Beatty Valley Gospel Mission followed by burial at Paiute Cemetery, then a potluck lunch in Beatty Community Center.