Howard Purvis


Howard Purvis BA ’57, May 23, 2022, age 86. Purvis taught at Pacific Lutheran University before pursuing a doctorate at the University of Oregon. He later received a Fulbright grant, which allowed him to teach in Berlin, Germany, before he returned to Oregon as a high school teacher. He retired in 1994. Purvis loved classic cars, camping, and spending time with his sons. Survivors include his children, Leland and Michael; a grandchild; and many other family members and friends.