Salyer Alva 'Alvie' Lane
Alvie was born in Ysleta, Texas to Salyer and Katie Lane. He attended Fort Hancock high school in Hancock, Texas, He played football and despite his size, he was one of the toughest players. In 1962, he enlisted in the US Army where he served in Germany and drove motorpool for the Generals. He was discharged in 1968 and returned to El Paso, Texas to work with his dad on the family chicken farm. He then owned his own chicken farm. In 1971, he followed his sweetheart Beth (Backer) Pruitt to Oregon.
He worked for J.G. Construction and Capp homes before starting his own construction company, ASAP Homes. He employed family members including his son Wayne. Alvie's motto was "a man can do anything he set his mind to." In 1982, he worked with Mel (Finney) Bolander, B & T Logging for 17 years learning many jobs of the trade. He then worked 5 years for Don Olsen logging and from 2005 until he retired in 2019, he worked for Brent Parries with Pacific Forest Contractors, Inc. and ran the processor.
Alvie is survived by his wife Beth Lane; son Wayne Pruitt (Sharon); grandchildren Jason Hood (Sarah), Christopher Hood (Molly), Branden Hood (Monica), Ashley DeSemple (Philip); and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Salyer and Katie Lane; sisters, Tommy and Jane; and brother, Thomas.
The family will be having a private service.