Clint David Kirkland, 30, of Boise and a lifetime Union resident, died Feb. 24, 2001, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise.
His celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Union High School gymnasium. Committal and interment will be at the Union Cemetery. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., in La Grande.
Mr. Kirkland was born on Nov. 27, 1970, at Portland to David and Phyllis Brookshire Kirkland. The family lived at Union and he was a Union High School graduate. He later graduated from UTI at Phoenix.
He married Jill Wood at La Grande on March 1, 1997, at La Grande. They made their home in Boise where he worked as a welder for Yonkee’s Steel fabrication.
During his high school years, he was very involved in everything, including FFA, 4-H and Natural Helpers. He was a top athlete and a caring friend to all. He was an outdoorsman and an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was known as a hard worker, and an excellent husband and father. He took pride in everything he did. He also will be remembered for his keen sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife, Jill Kirkland and sons, Ty and Colton Kirkland, all of Boise; brother, Mark Kirkland of Nampa, Idaho; parents, Phyllis and Bert Marx and Dave and Pam Kirkland, all of La Grande; stepbrother, Chase Kirkland of La Grande; stepsister, Laurie Testerman of Enterprise; grandparents, Beryl and Dorothy Brookshire of Union; a very special lifetime friend, Wade Richards of Boise; parents-in-law, Bart and Yvonne Wood of Boise; and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clint Kirkland Memorial Fund, which will be a college fund for his boys, through Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, Ore., 97850.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 2, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor