JAMES ARLEN (JIM) SUMMER

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JAMES (JIM) ARLEN SUMMERS Einan's at Sunset James (Jim) Arlen Summ-ers of Pasco passed away June 12, 2017 at Chaplaincy Hospice Care in Kennewick, WA. He was born in Nampa, ID on March 15, 1934 to William Seldon Summers and Gladys Clara Nehring Summers. He graduated from Mer-ridan, ID High School on 1952 where he farmed until 1956. He then moved to and started working got the South Columbia Basin Irrigation District at Pump Plant #1. He retired in 1992 as Water-master in Mesa, WA with 36 years of service. In the last 10 years he also ran a small farm in Mesa along with trapping and pelt tanning and had also gained his pilots license. After retiring he moved to Kooskia, ID and divided his time between custom knife making, gunsmithing, gold mining/prospecting at their cabin in Elk City, ID and resorting old vehicles. After having a debilitating stroke in 2007, Jim moved to Pasco, WA in 2014 to be closer to medical facilities. He is survived by his caring. Loving wife of 42 years, Claudie at the home in Pasco; beloved, faithful service dog, Dandy; his daughters Debi Hawks and Diane Talent; son, Milo Summers; Mary Sappington, the mother of his three children all of Plam Coast, FL. Jim is also survived by stepchildren, Colleen Guyette of Spokane, WA; Kristen (Mark) Cochran of Connell, WA; Koreen (Curt) Fields of Kennewick, WA; Kenneth (Carol) Grittner of Pasco, WA; siblings, Linda (John) Haskins in Cheney, WA; Steven (Cheryl) Summers in Kooskia, ID and numerous grandchildren, and step grandchildren. At Jim's request there will be no viewing or services. Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at www.einansatsunset.com
Published in Tri-City Herald on June 25, 2017