The funeral for A. Alvin Bishop, 76, internationally known for his expertise in agricultural and irrigation engineering, will be at noon Tuesday in Logan.
The services for Mr. Bishop, who died May 31, 1990, in a Salt Lake hospital of complications following heart surgery, will be held in the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Logan City Cemetery.A native of Delta, Millard County, Mr. Bishop gained an international reputation for his projects and teaching assignments in 43 countries. A 1934 Utah State Agricultural College engineering graduate, he became a professor of civil engineering in 1946. In 1965, he founded the Department of Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering, serving as its head until his retirement in 1979.
In 1951, he became one of USU's first faculty members to share his irrigation expertise with foreign countries. In 1961, he made contributions in the areas of surface irrigation and farm water management, resulting in improving agricultural production and saving water resources in arid parts of the world.
Mr. Bishop was the recipient of a National Science Foundation faculty fellowship and had been honored by Japan for advising that country's government on irrigation distribution systems. He was an officer in the Logan Kiwanis Club. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he was a Scout leader, sunday school superintendent and was a Logan Temple worker at the time of his death.