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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 of Ashland, Oregon died Saturday, October — 23, 2004, at the age of 71. Jim died of liver failure and was lovingly — nursed through his illness by his wife Joan and in the final stages by — his son Paul.

Although a native Californian, he lived in Ashland for — over fifteen years. His move to Oregon with wife Joan and younger son — James was planned and eagerly anticipated for many years.

Jim was born in Bell, California in 1933, one of six — siblings. He lived in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles during most — of his childhood and returned there as an adult to raise his family. His — widowed mother Dorothy worked tirelessly to support her family during — the depression. His early experiences of poverty gave him a sense of understanding — and compassion for others.

Jim received a BA in history from Loyal Marymount University. — In addition, he was awarded a Bachelors of Philosophy from Saint Albert&

39;s — (Berkeley).

He had a varied work history. Jim was a staff sergeant — in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a weather balloon operator, — working all over the United States including the Nevada test site. He — entered the Dominican seminary in 1959 to train for the priesthood. Realizing — that this was not the life for him he left and eventually met and married — Joan. He worked for the Los Angeles County Assessor&

39;s Office for over — 20 years before retiring to Ashland.

Jim was an active parishioner of our Lady of the Mountain — Church. He was also involved in the local chapters of the Labor Party — and the Alliance for Democracy. He participated in the Seattle World Trade — Organization protests in 1999. A multi-faceted person, Jim was as comfortable — working outdoors as he was with intellectual pursuits. He undertook many — ambitious home improvement projects, including single-handedly replacing — a large swimming pool with a lush garden.

He is survived by his wife, Joan, of forty years; and — his children Stephanie, Paul, Maria and James; two granddaughters; and — two grandsons; and siblings, Mary, Catherine and Joe.

There will be a rosary at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral — Home on Wednesday, October 27, at 8 p.m. The funeral will be at Our Lady — of the Mountain Catholic Church, Ashland, on Thursday, at 12:30 p.m., — followed by a reception. Graveside service will be at Eagle Point National — Cemetery at — p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the St. — Vincent De Paul Building Fund in Medford.

Keith W. Garrett

Keith W. Garrett, 70, of Ashland, died Tuesday (October — 26, 2004) at Farmington Square, Medford.

A visitation will be held October 28, from 5 to 8 p,m. — at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland. Funeral services will be — at — p.m., October 29, at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland. Class=1000