– Jim, 93, passed away at his residence peacefully with
his wife, Marilyn, by his side.
He was raised in Amity, Oregon, joining the United
States Army in August of 1945 after High School.
He served during World War II in Korea and received a
Victory Medal before an honorable discharge in 1947.
Jim attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon
where he met Marilyn McDonald. They were married in Toppenish, Washington on August 27,
1950. Jim and
Marilyn moved to Stayton in 1953 to work at Philippi Motor
Company as Office Manager for 30 years and moved on to
Norsanco to be Bookkeeper and run the paint store before
was a lifelong member of the Santiam Masonic Lodge and
became a member of Scottish Rite and Santiam Shrine Club a
short time later. He was the Treasurer for Santiam Masonic Lodge and
Santiam Shrine Club for many years.
Jim loved fishing, gardening and shooting with his
preceded in death by his parents: Eugene and Vivian Strout,
a Brother Gene Strout and sister Ann Stoutenberg.
Jim is survived by his wife: Marilyn Strout, his
daughter Julie (Michael) Baker; his grandchildren Tosh Baker
and Tara Baker as well as his nephew John Stoutenberg and
nieces: Tina Lowe and Susan Simonson.
A small family graveside service was held on Thursday,
December 10, 2020 at Lone Oak Cemetery. There will be a
celebration of life at Stayton United Methodist Church to be
scheduled later. In
lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Santiam
Masonic Lodge or Stayton United Methodist Church.