James E. Brisbee
1944 - 2020
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James E. Brisbee
Nov. 5, 1944 - Oct. 12, 2020
Jim passed away, unexpectedly, Oct. 12, 2020, at his home on the Wilson River in Tillamook, Ore., with his wife, Peggy, at his side. They had been married for 56 years.
Jim was born to Loretta and Verne Brisbee in Portland, Ore. He graduated from Franklin High School where he met his future wife. They were married in July of 1964. In the late 1980's they bought property on the river and built a cedar log home in 1992. Jim had fished that river since his teens, first as a "bankee" and then from boats that became exponentially larger as the years passed! After retirement, he and Peggy lived there year round. He was living his dream!
Jim was preceded in death by his parents. In addition, he is survived by his two children, Mark (Stacy) and Kelly Ingraham-German; and his grandchildren, Tyler, Parker and Baylee Brisbee and Alec Ingraham and Wyatt German. He also leaves his brother, Larry (Kathy); his sister, Donna (Randy); as well as "spare sis" Jeri (Jim) and their families. He will also be missed by his longtime fishing friends including, Jack, Ed, Dan, Micki and friend to the end, Scott.
At his request, no services will be held. His ashes will be spread on his beloved river at a later date.
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Published in The Oregonian from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
So sorry to hear of loss
Bill Haugen
November 20, 2020
“Sparky” He never followed instructions!
I appreciated our time together both on the river and off, but most of all I miss your laughter and hugs Oh, we ended up even on our fishing bets.
Love you,
Mr. Ed

p.s. Your fishing stories were better than mine.
Ed Marsden
November 20, 2020
My condolences on your loss, Jim taught me many things about business and relationships which I will be forever thankful , Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones
November 20, 2020
We are sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the Brisbee family.
Wayne and Dorene Cook
November 20, 2020
I am so sorry for you loss. I have good memories of the time I knew Jim and wish you all well. Clyde
Clyde Keebaugh
November 20, 2020
Peggy so very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Darlene and I both have some really good memories with lots of laughs from those years long gone. Playing snooker on Jim’s table in his basement on 48th and waffle ball in the street outside his home and water skiing with his folks at Promontory on the Clackamas river. Introducing me to Darlene. Even though we lost touch with Jim we still have those great memories.
Darlene & Bill Scales
Bill and Darlene
November 20, 2020
I remember Jim as one straight up human soul. Always a laugh and always a phrase such as "this is the all time best". I spent lots of time at the Brisbee house and everyone was great. I am a better person because of the Brisbee family. I will miss Jim forever.
Joe Rinella
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