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Halfway, Baker County, Oregon
James Jonathon “Jim” Hendrix Jr., 61, of Halfway, died Aug. 21, 2005, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise.
His funeral was Friday morning at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.
Jim was born on May 6, 1944, at Halfway to James Jonathon and Evalenea Buchanan Hendrix. Jim was raised and educated in Halfway, graduating from Pine-Eagle High School in 1963.
Following high school he married Diane Drake, and they had two children: James Jonathon III and Lori Ann. They divorced in 1975. Monique Moore met Jim while working in the ODOT District office in La Grande. They were married in 1976 and made their home in Halfway that November. They had two children: Jennifer and Michael.
During Jim’s life he lived not only in Halfway, but also in England, Tucson, Ariz., and La Grande. Jim joined the Air Force in 1964 and during his eight years of service was in Vietnam. In 1972 he joined the Army National Guard. Jim went to work for the Oregon Department of Transportation in 1972, and he retired in 1999.
Jim loved to be in the woods, hunting, gathering firewood, mushrooming and sightseeing. He enjoyed making things with metal, whether it be saddle stands, trailers or gates. He loved country music and dancing. Jim enjoyed his coffee best in his favorite red cup. The distance he was going to travel told how many Thermoses of coffee he would be taking with him. For 25 years he and Monique enjoyed raising quarter horses. He was a wonderful husband, loving father and loyal friend who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Monique; his children, James Hendrix III of Vancouver, Wash., Lori Ann Jensen of Walla, Walla, Wash., Jennifer Hendrix of Baker City, and Michael Hendrix of Halfway; sisters, Ora “Skip” and her husband, Dave Romine, of Halfway, and Dolly Jean and her husband, Paul Tate, of Goldendale Wash.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and Lady, his canine shadow.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marie Griffin.
Contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to either Eagle Valley Ambulance or Halfway Ambulance through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 26, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor