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Kim Lee Badcock

January 27, 1952 — March 22, 2024

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In Loving Memory of Kim Lee Badcock,
 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, and friend, Kim Badcock.  On March 22nd, 2024, at the age of 72, Kim departed from this world, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished.

 

Born to Ralph and Fern Badcock of Wimer, Oregon, on January 27th, 1952, Kim was the youngest of three siblings. Raised on the family farm, Kim's ability for caring for and raising animals was apparent from an early age. His home was a haven for a variety of pets, ranging from the usual dogs and cats to his favorite 4H pigs, and even a pet skunk named Smeltzer. 

 

Kim was a magnet for kids and dogs, who somehow knew he always had an open lap or a pat on the head. Enjoying countless belly rubs and ear scratches, several Labradors lived a happy life on his hearth. 

 

Kim graduated from Rogue River High School and pursued further education at Southern Oregon University, where he earned his business degree.  

 

An entrepreneur at heart, he returned to the Rogue Valley after early jobs in the Portland area and co-founded Beavertooth Oak, a lumber business that has served the community for over four decades. Guided by his belief in treating others with respect and fairness, Beavertooth Oak thrived, earning the respect and admiration of peers and customers. 

 

Kim was a staunch supporter of community, particularly 4H, sponsoring numerous children throughout the area. He found great joy in seeing young people succeed, and never being shy to strike up a conversation, he always seized the chance to recount tales of their accomplishments. Whether they were his own children, grandchildren, or friends' children; he celebrated their achievements with boundless enthusiasm. 

 

Even with a busy schedule at Beavertooth, Kim always managed to make time to support his family. Countless weekends were devoted to traveling across Oregon and beyond, ensuring his kids made it to their school and sporting events, mostly on-time. Additionally, he took great pride in supporting both of his sons through college, making sure to be at every soccer game or exhibit he could, which was quite a few. 


In addition to his dedication of family and community, Kim found passion in the simple pleasures of life, particularly golfing, fishing, hunting and savoring a well-deserved gin & tonic. 

He relished the challenge of improving his golf game or fishing in Hawaii, reeling in Tuna in Mexico or Halibut in Alaska. Kim hiked the woods of Southern Oregon and roamed the mighty hills of Idaho in search of deer and elk. The fish learned to fear him, maybe not so much the elk.

 

His fishing and hunting trips, shared with friends and family, held a special place in his heart, offering moments of camaraderie and connection that he treasured deeply. 

Kim is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Charles and sister Kathleen; survived by his loving wife Susan, sons Alex and Joshua, nephew Trent, and two beloved grandchildren. 

 

Kim's laughter, love, and zest for life will be deeply missed but forever remembered in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know and be touched by his remarkable presence.

 

Rest in peace, Kim

 

A celebration of Kim's life will be held at 1pm, June 8th, 2024 at Eagle Point Golf Club, 100 Eagle Point Dr, Eagle Point, OR 97524, allowing friends and family to gather, honor his memory, and share stories of the incredible man he was.

 

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