James Choate (1939 - 2013)

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Dec. 14, 1939 - Nov. 29, 2013

Jim Choate passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 in Salem, Oregon.

Jim was born on December 14, 1939 in Smithville, Oklahoma to parents Tom & Lola Richardson Choate. On December 7, 1959 Jim married the love of his life, Karen Turnow. The couple made their home in Gold Beach, Oregon where they raised 2 children, Wanda & Mark. Also In 1963 Jim started with the Oregon State Police. The family moved to Milton Freewater in 1979 where they lived until moving to LaGrande, Jim retired as a 1st Sargent from the Oregon State Police in 1990 after 27 years.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Karen, Daughter Wanda and husband Cody, Son, Mark and wife Jennifer, along with grandchildren Joshua, Bradley, Katherine and Hank, Brothers Art Choate & Marvin Gaskin, Sister Bernice Gaskin Clow.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Restlawn Funeral Home, Salem, Oregon.

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Restlawn Funeral Home, Restlawn Memory Gardens and Mausoleum - Salem
201 Oak Grove Road NW
Salem, OR 97304
503 585-1373
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Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 20, 2014
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