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Elmer Van Epps


August 27, 2013

Aug. 7, 1937 - Aug. 22, 2013

Elmer Ira Van Epps, 76, of Sweet Home died Aug. 22, 2013 in Corvallis.

He was born Aug. 7, 1937 in Holley to Ira and Mildred (Fruit) Van Epps.

He lived in the Sweet Home area his entire life, graduating with the Sweet Home Union High School Class of 1956.

On Nov. 20, 1962 he married is wife of 50 years, Marilyn Sturgis, in Lebanon. He worked at various mills in the area before retiring on May 30, 1998.

Mr. Van Epps was a simple, hardworking man who enjoyed gardening, fishing and Saturday Market at the Elks in Lebanon.

One of his greatest joys was being a g...

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