Public memorial scheduled for doctor killed in boating accident

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A public memorial has been scheduled for the Medford doctor killed in a boating accident on the Rogue River.

54-year-old Jon Van Valkenburg drowned July 22nd when his hand got caught in a raft’s anchor rope and he was pulled underwater. Despite rescuers efforts, the local physician did not survive.

Van Valkenburg was a doctor for Providence Medical Group.

A memorial is scheduled for Monday, August 19th at Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church. It’s located at 600 Beebe Road, in Central Point. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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