Irvin Russell Jolliver

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October 10, 1922 ~ May 28, 2018

Irvin Russell Jolliver passed away on May 28, 2018 at the age of 95. A lifelong resident of Vancouver, WA, he was born on October 10, 1922 to Izetta Jane (Manary) Jolliver and Samuel A. Jolliver.
After graduating from Vancouver High School, Mr. Jolliver joined the Army and served for three years during WWII as a Classification Specialist with an Aviation Engineer Battalion building airfields on Guam and Okinawa.
After the war, he attended the Portland Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art) and Reed College where he met his wife, Berenice Joan (Stocks) Jolliver.
Mr. Jolliver taught ceramics at the Portland Museum Art School for 18 years. He also taught humanities, art and biology at Hudson's Bay High School for over 35 years where he was selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty.
Mr. Jolliver was a member of the Mayor's Art Commission that selected Walla & Nelson to design Vancouver City Hall.
Mr. Jolliver is survived by his wife, Berenice; and by his children, Cerise (Terry Romel), Linette (Ross Driver), Cynthia, Holly (Robert St. John) and Vincent (Suzanne Jolliver); seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one niece, Luann (Maggie) Russell.
He was predeceased by his sister, Doris Resnick; and his son, Adrian Jolliver.
A special thanks to all his wonderful caregivers who made it possible for Mr. Jolliver to remain at home in recent years.
A service for Mr. Jolliver was held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Pacific Northwest College of Art.
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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060
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Published in The Columbian on June 10, 2018
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