Michael M. Herron, 74, of Cottage Grove died on March 15, 2013.
He was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 29, 1938 to Elston and Grace (Smiley) Herron.
He graduated from Midland School in Solvang, Calif., and earned some college credit. He served in the U.S. Navy as Photographer's Mate 2nd Class.
He married Bonnie Lee Dean on Sept. 21, 1968 in Reno, Nev.
He was self-employed as a photographer and also worked in pharmaceutical sales.
Michael really loved his cat, Sidney, enjoyed photography, drawing, art, and liked airplanes and small things. He loved his family and friends and would like them to share a glass of wine and memories. He was a member of Toastmasters.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Herron of Cottage.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Trace Adam Herron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Cottage Grove.
Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral chapel is in charge of arrangements.