Jefferson – Jimmy,
72, passed away peacefully on Monday in Salem. He was born in
Houston, TX, moving to Oakland, OR as a young man, living in
Cottage Grove from 1963-1977 in Albany from 1977 – 2003 and
to Jefferson in 2003. Jimmy worked at Bohemia Plywood Mill
prior to hauling chips for Willamette Industries. In 1981, he
accomplished his life long dream of becoming an Owner
Operator, hauling a large variety of products, which
he spent the next 30 years running the I-5 corridor.
Jimmy was a charter
member of American Street Masters. He enjoyed yard work, cars
and loved his grandkids. Jimmy married Dixie Tonole on March
28, 1964 in Cottage Grove.
He is survived by
his wife: Dixie of Jefferson; children: Shelley R. (Jason)
Skeen of Jefferson and Tony (Teresa) Fortune of Aliso Viejo,
CA; grandchildren: Shawna R. Ellis and Kyle W. Ellis both of
Jefferson; grand dog: Taz Fortune of Aliso Viejo, CA.
will be a Celebration of Life held on December
19th, 2015 at the American Legion Hall in Albany from
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.