April 13, 1951 - Feb. 3, 2003

Alan Clifford "Kipp" Ervin, 51, of Prairie City died Feb. 3 at the Veterans Hospital in Boise, Idaho.

He was born April 13, 1951, at Lawrenceville, Ill., to Earl Eugene and Margie Ruth (Cline) Ervin.

At age 3, the family moved to Coos Bay/North Bend and he attended grade school at Lakeside. He graduated from North Bend High School in 1969.

Mr. Ervin served in the United States Army 1969-71 during the Vietnam War.

On Dec. 29, 1978, he married Gladys Somers at Adrian.

He farmed at Nyssa and Adrian and worked at a sugar factory in Nyssa. He also was employed as a log truck driver and retired in 2000.

Mr. Ervin was a member of the American Legion Post No. 106 and served as first assistant fire chief of the Prairie City Fire Department, he also belonged to the Grant-Harney Firefighters Association.

He loved hunting, commercial fishing and woodworking.

Mr. Ervin is survived by his wife, Gladys Ervin of Prairie City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Duane Morton of Jordon Valley and Carl and Julie Morton of Nyssa; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lee and Robert Radford of Adrian; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jack and Candy Morgan of Coos Bay and Steve Ervin of Oregon; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services officiated by the Rev. JoAnn Fabie were held Feb. 8 at Driskill Memorial Chapel, which was in charge of arrangements. Interment followed at Prairie City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Foundation, National Kidney Foundation or the Prairie City Fire Department.

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