Longtime, well-known rancher, Phillip James "Bud" Nevin, 82, of Eagle Point died Nov. 2, 2007 at Providence Medford Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main, Medford.
Mr. Nevin was born Dec. 6, 1924 in San Francisco to James and Genevieve Nevin. He graduated from Livermore High School, Livermore, Calif. In 1942. He attended San Luis Obispo College.
On Oct. 5, 1947 in Livermore, he married Joan Trout, who survives. They
moved to Eagle Point in 1957 to continue ranching. He worked for Steve
Wilson Logging and Eagle Point Irrigation as manager/secretary for 10
years. He retired in 1993 as Oregon State Brand Inspector.
Nevin served as president of the Jackson County Stockmen’s Association,
was a member of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Medford Elks and
Eagles, past board member Jackson County Soil and Conservation Service
and Eagle Point Irrigation Board of Directors. He received the Jackson
County Stockman’s Top Hand Award in 1984. In 1985-86, he received the
Cowbell Guardian Angel Award and in 2003 he was chosen Cattleman of the
He enjoyed golfing, dancing, roping, reading, watching
sports, attending his children and grandchildren’s many activities, and
cocktails at 5 p.m.
In addition to his devoted wife of 60
years, Joan, he is survived by a sister, Shirley Devaney, Livermore;
daughters, Jennifer Anderson, Eagle Point, and Donna White of Creswell;
son Jim Nevin of Eagle Point; daughter-in-law, Anne Manlove of Eagle
Point, nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his son, Denny Nevin of Eagle Point,; and a sister, MaryJane Moore of Livermore.
family asks in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions may be made
to the Philip "Bud" Nevin Scholarship Fund, % Jackson Co. Extension,
569 Hanley Rd., Central Point, OR 97502.
Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen,