Obituary: Vernon Nivison

Vernon “Nick” C. Nivison, 80, of Foster died Aug. 15, 2009 at his home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1929 in San Diego, Calif., the son of Carl Dolph and Josephine Margaret (Daniels) Nivison. He moved to the Seattle area with his family as a child. It was there he met and later married Louise Holcomb.

In August of 1947 the Nivisons came to Foster where they created their homestead, eventually building two homes and raising their family.

Mr. Nivison worked for Willamette Industries and the Linn County Road Department. In his later years, he drove trucks for local logging companies.

He enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He liked to go to the coast and dig for razor clams.

He served on the Sweet Home School Board, representing Cascadia- area families. He had a passion for the written word and loved to read his Scriptures. He’d discuss many of the things he’d learned while teaching Sunday School and adult classes.

Mr. Nivison is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Mary Margaret Burton and husband Charles of Cascadia, John Mason Nivison and wife Linda of Bend, Gary Leon Nivison and wife Krysia of Cascadia, and Marcia Marjan Watkins and husband William of Eugene; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren with one more to come.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. No services are planned.

Contributions can be sent to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in lieu of flowers.