Irving Bernard Iverson
March 4, 1933 - July 8, 2021
Irving Bernard Iverson passed away peacefully on July 8 th from complications following a short illness — he was 88 years old. Irving (Irv) was born on March 4, 1933 in Astoria, Oregon to Thomas A. and Myrtle Johnson Iverson. He was the 2nd child of 7. The family moved to
Nehalem, Oregon in 1938 and Irv attended Nehalem Elementary School. They returned to Astoria in 1946 and he attended Lewis & Clark Consolidated and later graduated from Astoria High School in 1951. After graduation he attended Oregon State University receiving his Bachelors Degree in Food Technology in 1955.
In 1956, Irv married his life-long companion, Marianne Hauke, of Astoria. Shortly after, he began his tour of duty in Korea where he was the Company Commander of the 512th Engineering Company of the 36th U.S. Army Engineer Group.
After returning to the states, the Iverson family expanded with the birth of sons David in 1959 and Daniel in 1961. During this time, Irv worked for the USDA in the Salem area. He then returned to college and received his teaching credentials from Western Oregon University (OCE at the time)
and taught elementary school in the Salem area from 1962 until his retirement in 1985.
During the summer breaks while teaching, Irv also fished commercially in Bristol Bay, Alaska from 1963 to 1981 where he
and his brother Rod owned the "Linda Lee", "Nordic", and "Haggar" fishing boats.
In 1987, the Iverson's retired to Seaside, Oregon where they built their beach home and also began their 18-year adventure of remodeling homes and creating Iverson Vacation Rentals. During this time, winters were spent in Mexico, Yuma, Arizona and Cathedral City, California. In 2009 they moved back to Salem, residing in West Salem's Salemtowne.
Irv is survived by his wife Marianne of almost 65 years and their two sons David of Salem and Daniel of Cascade Locks, Oregon. He is also survived by his brother Rod (Patricia) of Lake Oswego, Oregon and his many nieces and nephews. His eldest brother, Mervin, died at birth in 1931, his sister Nora Jean died as a toddler in 1944, his sister Arlene died in 1980, his sister Corrine died in 2010 and his youngest brother Tom died in 2019.
At his request, no memorial Service will be held. The family would like to thank Picksey Gray of Picksey Home Health Care Inc. and Serenity Hospice for their compassionate care of Irv during the time he was in their care. Also, a special thanks to Gibson Creek Assisted Living Residence in West Salem.
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