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In Memory of

James Eugene Starr

March 4, 1943 - July 30, 2016

Obituary


James was born in Clatskanie, Oregon to Paul H. Starr and Helen J. Dreesen. As a child, his family moved to Portland. Jim passed away at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center from complications following surgery.



He is a graduate of Grant High School and Linfield College where he earned his degree in math. James started working at Bonneville Power Administration designing sub stations, but spent most of his career managing computer systems. He was there 34 years until his retirement. Jim’s passions were ocean fishing, music of all kinds, long trips riding motorcycles with...

James was born in Clatskanie, Oregon to Paul H. Starr and Helen J. Dreesen. As a child, his family moved to Portland. Jim passed away at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center from complications following surgery.



He is a graduate of Grant High School and Linfield College where he earned his degree in math. James started working at Bonneville Power Administration designing sub stations, but spent most of his career managing computer systems. He was there 34 years until his retirement. Jim’s passions were ocean fishing, music of all kinds, long trips riding motorcycles with his sons and anything to do with computers. He especially relished get-togethers with family and friends at the family cabin near Sisters. Year round seasons provided numerous activities to be enjoyed, which included horseback riding, swimming, Christmas tree hunting and the traditional grilled meats, no matter the weather.



He is survived by his wife Suzanne, of 21 years; Sons Brian Wicklund, David and Douglas Starr; siblings, William and Louanne Starr. He was pre-deceased by his first wife Retha Mae Starr.