James Frederick "Jim" Lane
1940 - 2021
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James Frederick "Jim" Lane
August 31, 1940 - January 8, 2021
Auburn, Washington - James Frederick "Jim" Lane was born Aug. 31, 1940 in Tacoma, WA to George & Esther (Brosseau) Lane and passed away Jan 8, 2021 in Auburn, WA. He grew up in Tacoma's north end, attending Holy Cross School, Bellarmine HS, Stadium HS and was in the first graduating class at Wilson HS in 1959. After high school Jim attended WSU where he was in the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He also attended UW. In 1966 he married Lucine Phair of Puyallup. They had two children, Shannon & Aaron. Jim retired from the WA State DOT Ferry System, Terminal Engineering in 1997 after working there for more than 30 years. Jim was a lifelong golfer, was involved in coaching youth soccer in Fife-Milton-Edgewood and Port Orchard and youth baseball in Fife and Federal Way. He held various board positions in the FME Jr Soccer Club, was a member of the Tacoma Athletic Commission, and was inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce Co Baseball Old Timers Hall of Fame for his years of playing slowpitch for the Heidelberg team. He was selected to many all-star teams for Heidelberg and was a second team All-American at the national tournament in 1968. He was the first recipient of the Pierce Co Parks Inspiration Award which was named in his honor. Jim will be remembered for his love of life, his love of family and friends, sports, and coaching. He was funny, kind, had a positive outlook on life, and loved to tell stories of his many life experiences and escapades. He enjoyed working in his yard and collected plant cuttings on his and Lucine's many travels. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lucine Lane, his daughter Shannon Hassebrock (Mark), his daughter-in-law Denise Lane, grandchildren Berkley & Jacob Hassebrock and Joshua Lane, and his sister Catherine Lane-Penic. He is preceded in death by his son Aaron Lane, parents George & Esther Lane, and brother David Lane. In memory of Jim, please consider a donation to: Tacoma Athletic Commission scholarship fund (www.tacomaathletic.com); The Shanaman Sports Museum (tacomasportsmuseum.com); or the Fife Milton Edgewood Jr Soccer Club Rec Soccer scholarship fund (www.fmesoccer.org). A celebration of Jim's life will be held later when we can gather and share stories. Please leave online condolences at www.powersfuneralhome.com.


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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 17, 2021.
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