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Alan Irvin Davis

Alan Irvin Davis, of Ashland, Oregon died suddenly Sunday, October — 17, 2004 in San Francisco. He was 48 years old.

Alan was born to Paul Alan Davis and Mary Louise (Viox) — Davis on May 18, 1956 in Castro Valley, CA. After a short stay in Dunsmuir, — the family relocated to Willits in 1961, where he attended school until — his graduation from Willits High School in 1974. Alan was an accomplished — athlete, playing basketball, baseball, and football. He was also co-editor — of his highschool paper (The Wolverine) and student body vice president — his senior year. Alan attended the University of Nevada Reno and Mendocino — Community College before settling in Chico, where he graduated from Chico — State University (political science) in 1979.

While in college, Alan began a longtime career in the — restaurant business. He was a chef until 2003, most recently at Omar&

39;s — in Ashland. He had been working for Ocean Beauty since that time and until — his death.

Alan met Theodore Ortiz in January 1980, and their relationship — lasted 24 years. Ortiz died on June 8, 2004, in the couple&

39;s Ashland — home. The couple had a daughter, Patti, and two grand-daughters. Alan — was also predeceased by his father; and his grandparents Irvin and Elizabeth — (Petersen) Viox, and Arthur and Anne (Canty) Davis.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Davis, of McKinleyville, — CA, his sister, Ann Davis Gervan and brother, Jack Davis, both of Eureka, — CA. his brother Rev. Stuart Davis of Dawson, NE., nephews, Calen Davis, — Chris Davis, Alex Wissman, Edward Davis, his niece Megan Davis, brother-in-law — David Gervan, and several cousins and an uncle.

Many will remember Alan for his love of the University — of California Golden Bears, his tennis game, his sensitivity, his smile — and his trust in the goodness of humankind. He was tireless in his work — for the DARE program and encouraged others to be accepting of their own — "prodigal sons". Go with God Big Al, and GO BEARS!

Family and friends are invited to memorial services at — — p.m. on Saturday October 30, at First Presbyterian Church in Ashland, — OR.

Memorial contributions in Alan&

39;s name may be made — to any local DARE program or to any charity which helps children.

James A. Linkogle James A. Linkogle, 71, of Ashland, died Saturday, October 23, 2004 — at Ashland Community Hospital. Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral — Home and Cremation Center, Ashland.