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Kinnie Binder

Modified: Monday, Mar 3rd, 2014




Kinnie Binder (41) of Junction City (Formerly Marcola, Eugene, and Newport) died in the home she shared with her mother, Sara Lawrence, early Thursday, 13 February 2014. Though the cause of death has not been confirmed, it is believed that she slept through the heart attack that took her life.

Kinnie was the first born daughter of Mark Dugan and Sara Lawrence, born on 3 November 1972 at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. Kinnie welcomed her sister, Cherie Lynne, in mid-June 1974. Together they learned to master the talent of “army brat” as they absorbed the cultures of the many states and countries they would call home. Kinnie learned to ski at Innsbruck, Austria and played softball in Berlin. Her hair was cut in the parking lot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. She attended Alexander Patch High School in Stuttgart, West Germany. Moving back to the states in 1987, she graduated from Brookings/Harbor High in 1990. Kinnie went on to attend the U of O for a year.

Kinnie married Dave Binder (Marcola) in 1994. Joshua Henry Binder was born to the couple in October of 1997. Kinnie and Dave parted in 2007 and have remained close friends and dedicated parents despite the ending of their marriage.

Kinnie worked for many years as a caregiver. She proved to be a responsible, caring, and knowledgeable life assistant. Her transition to coastal living in Newport provided Kinnie with new friends and experiences while she weathered and enjoyed breathtaking storms living on a 52’ sailboat, which was docked at Embarcadero’s Marina. She lived in Newport for a year before moving back to Junction City.

For those who were lucky enough to meet and know Kinnie, she was a bright and inspiring light. Kinnie had been learning to master the bass guitar. She had become adept at successfully tossing a Diabolo. One of her most rewarding pleasures was music. The many talented Eugene area artists often were her source of joy.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, 8 March 2014 at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home, 480 W 7th Ave., Junction City, OR. Arrangements entrusted to Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home. Please access the obituary, and you are invited to sign the guestbook at www.musgroves.com.

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