James Allan Pulliam
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James Allan Pulliam, 58, died on March 14, 2014, in Tulalip, Washington, from injuries sustained in a workplace accident. Born on September 20, 1955, in Seattle, Washington and raised in Snohomish, Jim remained active in sports his entire life. Baseball was his first love and he played on many successful Little League and high school teams. He was one of the first lifeguards at the inauguration of the Hal Moe Pool in 1972. He became an excellent golfer, despite the fact that he was an extremely left handed person who played from the right side because they were the only clubs available to him. He attended Snohomish High School where he toured Europe as a trumpet player in the marching band, acted in school plays, and played on the baseball team. Upon graduation in 1973, he continued to play baseball for Everett CC. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1975 and upon completion of his duty returned to Snohomish and attended college. Utilizing his golf skills, Jim began working at the Snohomish Golf Course where he earned membership in the Professional Golfers Association. Upon the opening of the Battle Creek Golf Course in Marysville, Jim moved to the new course as the head professional in 1991, and he was working at the course at the time of his death. Jim was a devoted family man and was involved with the local community and the United Methodist Church. He is survived by his two daughters, Jenna (Joe) Nijem of Everett, WA and Karinne Pulliam of Irvine, CA; his mother, Marilyn Pulliam, of Snohomish, WA; his brothers and sister, John Pulliam of Seattle, WA, Jan (Pete) van Leynseele of Mukilteo, WA, Jeff (Shellie) Pulliam of Bellingham, WA; and Jay Pulliam of Snohomish, WA; and grand-child, Ramsey Nijem. He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. James A. Pulliam, in 2011. A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life will take place 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, 2400 Lake Ave., Snohomish, WA 360-568-5755

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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014.
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April 8, 2014
My condolences to the Pulliam Family and the Battle Creek Family. I worked for Jim for ten years during high school and thru college. I learned a lot from Jim and he supported me thru my years of learning the business of golf. He was also a great friend to me. I will miss him dearly! Rest in Peace Jim.
Jason Himple
April 6, 2014
My deepest sympathy to Jim's family. A friend, co-worker, fellow Marine. Jim was an extraordinary person I was blessed to have met both at work and in life. I will truly miss his positive attitude toward life, and his contagious smile.
Bradley Barbeau
April 6, 2014
Bradley Barbeau
April 5, 2014
Thanks for all the wonderful times and memories together. I always looked forward to our times together on the course, drinking a cold beer and smoking a cheap cigar with you my friend. You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten-Even par from here on out big fella!

Bruce Christy
PGA Director of Golf
White Horse Golf Club
April 4, 2014
On behalf of the PGA of America and myself thank Jim for his impacts that will live on forever. For those of us lucky enough to know him will forever cherish the memories shared that can never be taken away. Jim made us all better and will miss a very good man and friend that I have known for a very long time!

Rest in Peace my Friend!

Matt Campbell
PGA Golf Professional
April 1, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Pulliam family.
Kirk Prindle (and family)
March 31, 2014
I was very sorry to hear about Jim, very sad he was a great guy i met him when I started my golf career at mill creek cc. He always had a smile on his face and was always so polite when i became golf rep he always made time to see me and support my brands i representated. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family
Kim, Ponti
March 29, 2014
Jim was a great classmate and friend. Jim's grin was infectious; you just had to smile back. My prayers are with your family and your loss. I think my dad, Perry Stangvik and Jim are tossing that baseball around the bases. Thinking of your family. Wendy Stangvik Quinn
March 29, 2014
I am sorry for your loss and was shocked to hear about Jim's accident. I met Jim when we were paired together during our players ability test to get into the PGA of America many years ago, we had a great time that day and it was great to be able to see Jim all over the area at many tournaments and events. He was a really great guy to me and I always enjoyed his positive attitude and friendship.
Dave Wetli
March 29, 2014
I am truly saddened and sorry for your unexpected loss, every time I saw and spoke with Jim their was a smile on his face, he will be missed.
Keith Coleman
March 29, 2014
Pat Huffer, Past President PNWPGA
My condolences to Jim's entire family. He was a real gentlemen and a great PGA Professional. He will be missed by all of his friends in our Association.
Pat Huffer
March 28, 2014
Jenna & Kiki -- I am so sorry for your loss, my heart hurts. I remember when your dad used to take us to the skate rink! My condolances.
Kayleigh Kilmer
March 27, 2014
I am so sorry for this tragic loss and I hope he is in a better place. Ralph Di Re'
March 27, 2014
I'm completely shocked and saddened by the news of Jim's passing, he was a good friend to everyone who knew him.
March 27, 2014
Prayers and well wishes to Jenna and her family
Freddie McPhee
March 26, 2014
I do not know what or how to say of the loss of my "friend", but will always have the good memories with me forever from High School, college and afterwards. He has always been there for me as a true friend, cause he was that type of person. Cell ph: 590-509-5249
Clayton Davis
March 26, 2014
Oh, how my heart hurts for the whole family, and all of us, Jim's friends. My favorite memory will forever be the smile on his face while he and I danced at my birthday. We will miss you dearly, Jim.
Sarah Edmonds
March 26, 2014

"The pain endured cannot be relieved, the loss can never be replaced, the memories can never be cast away
however in spirit he will always remain."

With sincere condolences, Mario, Pam, Marissa and Paloma
March 26, 2014
Marilyn, Jan, John, Jay, Jeff, Kiki and Jenna, I send you and the entire family my love and support as you grieve the loss of Jim. It is still such a shock and I will forever miss him. Hopefully Jim, Dr. Pulliam and mom are together reminiscing about the old days in the neighborhood.
Deborah Peterson Milne
March 26, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim's entire family. Love to all. Sincerely Norman and Rosie Kilborn
March 26, 2014
My heart goes out to the entire family and his loved ones. May God give you peace.
Dawn DuChesne
March 26, 2014
We were very saddened to hear of the loss of Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. He was a classmate and friend and will be greatly missed.

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Rob Shelton
March 26, 2014
My condolences to the family for your loss Jim was my supervisor and my friend at BC for about a decade and my father and uncle and aunty were on his washington state open team and was one of the highlights of my dad's golf career. I will miss you my friend thank you for everything you taught me about the golf business and helping me become the person I am today...
Mark Hatch
March 25, 2014
Jim was a great neighbor and a thoughtful man. We are very sorry for your loss.

Paulette and Randy Norman, Pulliam Place
March 25, 2014
Jim was a great friend, loved life, loved his family,. We will all miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I know he is up in heaven playing golf.
Cathy Lemon/ Allen
March 25, 2014
Very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. A good friend, although we haven't seen each other much lately. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Dave Stocker
March 25, 2014
My Deepest sympathy to Jims family.. I taught swimming lessons at Hal Moe Pool while he was a life guard and then seen him over the years on the baseball fields..May God give you strength during this time...So sorry...
Paula Reykdal
March 25, 2014
My prayers go out to all of the Pulliam family. The Lord will give you strength during this difficult time. His Loving Arms are around each of you.
Denise (Chase)Engstrom
March 25, 2014
My deepest sympathies to Jim's family. He and I started together at the Hal Moe Pool. We worked together and had great laughs, and memories. Even though he was an upperclassmen, he always treated me with love, kindness and respect. I pray you rest in the arms of our Loving God. Blessings, Lori Johnson Stach
Lori Johnson Stach
March 25, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Shanda & Ashlyn Murphy
March 25, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
March 25, 2014
My prayers are with the whole pulliam family
Jennifer Belew
March 25, 2014
The Marines and Corpsmen of the Pierce County Detachment #504 Marine Crops League, Share in Your Loss. Rest in Peace Marine, Semper Fi!
George Hilbish
March 21, 2014
Marilyn, We are so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Praying that God will bring comfort to all of the family during.
Dave & Sharon (Broughton) McCallum
March 21, 2014
Marilyn and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all.
Sandi Lauer (Broughton)
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