Gordon Purviance
1934 - 2019
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June 5, 1934 ˜ September 27, 2019

Gordon Purviance, 85, loving husband and father, lifelong resident of Vancouver, WA, passed away Sept. 27, 2019. He and his identical twin brother, were born June 5, 1934 to Gordon W. and Elizabeth M. Purviance.
Gordon had a passion for snow skiing, boating, water skiing and camping. He met Elfrieda Fahner on the slopes of Mt. Hood and married her on July 25, 1954.
Gordon was a veteran of the US Army.
He retired from Jantzen after 45 years.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Elfrieda Purviance; and his daughter, Jeanne (Steven) Gordon.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; sister, Joan Lovely and brother-in-law, Scott Lovely; brother, Gerald Purviance; and sister, June Moore.
A memorial service will be held at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Mon., Oct. 7th at 10 a.m.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 2, 2019.
Memorial service
10:00 AM
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
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October 5, 2019
Gordon met you and Elfrieda many years ago when we went to the Methodist church on Winchell.Many memories of all of us young marrieds. Know he will be missed not only by family but also by all those who knew him.
Brenda Hall
October 5, 2019
Gordy was our neighbor for over 20 years. He was a great neighbor who took pride in his home. He was friendly and enjoyed a good laugh as well. He will be missed.
Terry and Tammy Parman
October 3, 2019
My absolute favorite person to see at Starbucks....Gordon you were truly the most genuine nice and loving person I knew. Your smile could make my day better every time I saw it! You were always so excited to see your Starbucks family and we loved how you always brought your wife coffee! I will miss you dearly and I'm grateful you came into my life! Big hugs to your family ❤
Mindy Mueller
October 3, 2019
My sincerest condolences. Gordon was one of my favorite customers at Starbucks, and had been for many years. He always made us smile with his kindness and humor. When I switched stores he would go out of his way to get his mocha from my store just to say hi. He is missed by many. ❤
Stephanie Moon
October 3, 2019
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