At the age of 89, born September 2, 1930 in Seattle, Washington, Jim passed on June 23, 2020 in Renton, Washington. Raised in Seattle and part of the Pioneer Association of the State of Washington, he graduated from Franklin High School in 1948. He worked at the Washington Title Insurance Company for 3 years before joining the U.S. Navy as a SEABEE serving for 4 years. He then returned to the Title company in 1955 while attending Seattle University. In 1956 he started at the University of Washington and earned a B.S Degree in Civil Engineering in 1959. Completing his degree, Jim started his life-long career at the U.S Army Corps of Engineering becoming Chief of the Data Processing Center for the Seattle District in 1961. In 1972 he received a M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. From 1979 to 1985 he and Maxine lived in Frankfurt, Germany, in charge of data processing for the Corps in Europe. Jim retired in December 1986. His interest and hobbies included RV camping, boating, gardening, and traveling. He is survived by wife Maxine, married for 62 years, sons Wayne (Shonna) from Carson, WA, Brian (Linda) from Vancouver, WA, and grandchildren, Stuart, Garrick, and Alec. Jim was put to rest July 6, 2020 at Tahoma National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date. Online guestbook can be signed at www.funerals.coop/obituaries /.
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Jim was a great guy, great friend, and great mentor. I worked a lot with him when he came out of retirement to do audit type work. I will truly miss him.
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Jim, fly with high with the Angels You are going to be missed by your wonderful family and the many friends that you've made over the years. I am glad that Dan and I got to meet you at Shonna and Wayne's wedding.
RIP and May God Bless you Love Dan and Terry Humphreys Stayton Oregon