Aumsville- James A.
“Jim” passed in peace Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the age
of 85. His passing occurred in the company of loved ones and
at his home of 47 years in Aumsville.
Jim is survived by
his wife of 60 years, Joanne; his sons, Jedd and John; his
brother Robert “Bob”; three grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Jason;
daughter, Jill; and sister Johneva “Jackie”.
Jim was born on
December 8, 1932 in Durango, CO, the eldest child of John and
Eva Pond. He graduated from Medford High School in 1950 and
subsequently served four years in the Air Force, Strategic Air
Command, stationed primarily in England during the Korean
Conflict. Returning home, he began his career as an Electrical
Lineman, a field in which he excelled as both practitioner and
instructor for the next 35 years.
included history, his faith, hobby-farming, and sharpening
knives, scissors and tools. Blessed with seemingly boundless
physical and mental energy, Jim was never one to sit idle or
procrastinate. He was always “doing” and was a voracious
reader and studier of legal, religious and historical texts.
He had strong opinions and a spirited desire to share them;
the result of a lifetime of passionate and self-guided
education and research.
in his jeans, work boots, suspenders and hat, Jim was not one
for pomp or pretense. Befitting his nature, an informal and
somewhat impromptu Gathering of family and friends was held at
his home on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.