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Ralph Lloyd Grooms, 91, died April 13, 2017, in Ketchikan.
He was born Dec. 27, 1925, in La Junta, Colorado. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Grooms was a woodworker, and enjoyed woodworking and crafts.
He was a member of the Baptist church. He had resided in Ketchikan for 15 months.
Mr. Grooms was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Grooms; daughter, Pam Grooms; and grandsons, Patrick Scot Whiteside and Isaac Clancy.
He is survived by his sons, Lloyd Grooms of Portland, Oregon, and Chris (Dorothy) Grooms of Ketchikan; daughter, Lori (Randy) Whiteside of West Lynn, Oregon; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at First Baptist Church, officiated by Chris Grooms and Doug Edwards.
Mr. Grooms remains will be interred in Oregon.