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Lawrence “Bussie” Iverson

December 24, 2009 by

Lawrence “Bussie” Iverson, 95, long-time Silver Lake resident passed away at home Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009.

Bussie was born June 11, 1914 to Ivar Iverson and Alice Carstons in Madera Calif.

He grew up in the Fresno area and moved to Lake County in 1929 when he was 15. Bussie worked on various ranches and for the US Forest Service. On Sept. 9 1937, he married Marjorie Corum. They owned the Fort Rock store for a few years. After which he and Margie moved to Bend where Bussie worked for the Corps of Army Engineers at Camp Abbott. In 1943 they moved back to Silver Lake where they had cattle and logging trucks. In 1960 they bought the Corum family ranch where they have remained since. Bussie served on Midstate Electric Co-op Board for 33 years. He also served on the local school board, soil conservation district board, and election board. Bussie was an avid reader and loved to tell stories of the early days in Lake County. He was an excellent mechanic and could fix any vehicle or piece of equipment.

Bussie is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Beverly Ann Little; siblings Edmond Iverson, Elva Balzer, Ruth Cox, Harold Iverson, Marjorie Dart and Margaret Harlan.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years Marjorie Iverson; daughter and son-in-law Helen and Jim Schelhaas; grandchildren Gary and Patricia Little, Keith Little, Jeannette Wilson, Brian Little, Connie Pentecost, Rame and Russell Hruska, Neil Little, Mikel and Pablo Espinoza; great-grandchildren Samual Little, Jesse Little, Emily Little, Kala Little, Victoria Little, Colton Little, Triston Little and Tad Hruska.

A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at the Silver Lake Church followed by interment at the Silver Lake Cemetery.

Donations in Bussie’s memory can be made to Newberry Hospice La Pine.

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