James L. McGuire Jr.
April 6, 1971 – August 14, 2014

Gates – James, 43, died Thursday in Stayton. He was born in Florence, and grew up in Portland graduating from Franklin High School in 1989. James received his associates degree from college in Arizona. He has lived the last 21 years in Gates.

James enjoyed Tuff Truck racing and being with his family. He liked camping and trips to the beach dunes to ride quads. James was manager of Staples for many years. He married Dianna Michaels on April 3, 2000 in Las Vegas, NV.

James is survived by his wife: Dianna McGuire of Stayton; parents: James “Roy” & Lorria “Lori” McGuire of Gates; mother-in-law: Rita Elkins of Stayton; children: Robyn McGuire of Aumsville, Rebecca Santilli of Stayton, Amber Cooper of Tacoma, WA, Jeremy Michaels of Salem & Hannah Meinhardt of Stayton; brother: Jeffery McGuire of Utah; sister: Retta Jean Morales of Portland; grandchildren: Kaileyana Cooper, Kaileb Cooper, Dante Santilli, Caden McGuire and Conner Michaels. He was preceded in death by grandson, Anthony Santilli, and sister, Candy Jo McGuire.

Celebration of Life will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm at the Covered Bridge Park in Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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