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Eugene B. Jump

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Eugene B. Jump
passed away February 25, 2017 in Ellensburg, WA.
He was born June 9, 1935 in Yakima, Washington, the last of nine children to William H. & Beatrice K. Jump. Gene attended Hebeler Elementary School, Lourdes Academy, Morgan Junior High and Ellensburg Senior High, graduating in 1953. Gene served in the Army as a cryptographer stationed in Fort Huachuca, from September 1954 to July 1956. He attended Central Washington College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in December 1958 and a Master's Degree in 1962. On June 14, 1958, he and Patricia Lynne James were married.
Gene began a career in education after graduating from Central Washington College in 1959 and he retired June 2000, completing 41.5 years in education, all in the Ellensburg School District.
Gene was a lifelong member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church. He served on the Board, and as President, of United Way, on the Parks and Recreation Board, President of the local principal association, the state Junior High/Middle School Association, and on the National Junior High/Middle School Association Committee as a member for three years, then chairman for one year. He was also coordinator of the Ellensburg Ski School and manager of the city swimming pool for a number of years.
Gene enjoyed his retirement years, puttering around the house and yard, playing daily tennis with a great group of friends (until the age of 81) through the CWU Wellness Hour Program, and "watching the grass grow".
Gene considered himself a lucky person to have had a great family of which he was individually and collectively proud. He is survived by his wife, Lynne, daughter Jennifer Kight and son-in-law Paul of Suquamish, WA, sons Jerry and Tim of Ellensburg, granddaughter Megan Kight Pineda currently of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, sister Janeice Jump of Ellensburg, sister-in-laws Darlene Jump-Rauthe (Kalispell MT), Nadine Jump (Portland OR), Bonnie Jump (Ellensburg), and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Gene was preceded in death by his father (William H. [Harry] Jump), mother (Beatrice K. Jump), sisters           Phyllis Jump & Margaret (Colleen Kelleher), and five brothers, John (Jack), Harry, Larry, Dalen, and an unnamed baby.
There will be a Rosary at St. Andrew's Church, March 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church on March 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with reception following in the Parish Hall. There will be no gravesite service at this time.
Gene requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, any educational scholarship for a child, your local Hospice, St. Andrew's Catholic Church, or other agencies preferred by the donor.


Published in Daily Record from Feb. 28 to Mar. 7, 2017
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