BIVIN, Jack Evans, 86, passed away October 14, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona after a long battle with Alzheimers disease. He was born October 7, 1925 in Parsons, Kansas to Lucille and Arrah Bivin. Jack was in the U.S. Air Force from 1944 through 1946. He was stationed on Okinawa, where he was on a B-29 aircraft crew and operated a photography lab. On December 21, 1946, he married Mildred Irene Wise in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. Jack was a pilot and radio technician for the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. In 1969, he piloted one of the vintage B-25 aircraft used during the making of the movie "Catch-22." Jack and Mildred retired to Tucson, Arizona in 1978. He was an avid ham radio operator (W7NOG), enjoyed designing and building his own electronic equipment, and owned and operated an avionics business at Tucson International Airport for several years. Jack is survived by his wife, Mildred; son, Gary Jack Bivin (Judith), Gilbert, Arizona; daughter, Judy Ann Bivin, Tucson, Arizona; granddaughter, Melanie Volz (Nathaniel), Mesa, Arizona; granddaughter, Angela Cluff (Kyle) and great-grandson Evan Cluff, College Station, Texas. Jack is also survived by his brothers, Jerry Bivin, Cleveland, Ohio, and Ken Bivin, Kalama, Washington. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by BRINGS BROADWAY CHAPEL.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on 10/24/11.
Place of birth: Parsons, Kansas
Place of death: Tucson, Arizona