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Ray Prefontaine dies at age 85.



Byline: The Register-Guard

COOS BAY Coos Bay (ks), city (1990 pop. 15,076), Coos co., SW Oreg., a port of entry on Coos Bay; founded 1854 as Marshfield, inc. 1874, renamed 1944.  - Raymond George Prefontaine, father of the late University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities.  track star Steve Prefontaine Steve Roland Prefontaine (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975) (nicknamed Pre) was an American Olympic runner who inspired a running boom in the 1970s along with contemporaries Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers. , died early Tuesday at the age of 85.

There will be a public service Wednesday at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave. A reception will follow at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 400 Highland Ave.

Steve Prefontaine, who attended Marshfield High School Mashfield High School may refer to one of these high schools in the United States:
  • Marshfield High School (Massachusetts)
  • Marshfield High School (Missouri)
  • Marshfield High School (Oregon)
  • Marshfield High School (Wisconsin)
 in Coos Bay before running track at Oregon, died in a car accident in Eugene in 1975 at the age of 24.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Dec 23, 2004
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