Jim A. Richstad, Ph.D.|
Journalist, Adventurer, Teacher
Born on 1/3/32, the 10th child of Norwegian immigrants Arne and Emma, Jim grew up on Q. A. Hill. He passed away in Everett, WA on 12/20/12 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Continue reading for a glimpse into his life.
Education: Q.A. High, Everett Jr. College, UW and Univ. of Minnesota.
Military Service: Naval Reserve and Korean War Army veteran.
Travels: He lived in Honolulu, Beijing, Singapore and traveled extensively In Europe and the South Pacific.
He loved his family and friends and was a beloved patriarch. Surviving are his wife, Marlene; sister, Rita; children Pamela, Karen and William; grandchildren Stephanie, Patricia, Mandy, Jamie, Leslie and Chris. Jim had 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great.
He loved warm, sunny places that matched his optimistic disposition. He loved running Marathons, particularly the Honolulu Marathon.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 30, 2012