James Orlin “Jim” Cartwright, 58, a former Baker City resident, died June 16, 2003, at his home in Grants Pass.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Grants Pass Country Club, 230 Espey Road. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Jim was born July 25, 1944, at Baker City to Norma and Orlin Cartwright. He graduated from Baker High School in 1962. He grew up working in the meat business with his mom and dad in Baker.
On Dec. 4, 1964, Jim married Sandra Lee Bailey. In 1966 he moved to Medford where he was partners with his dad in Central Point.
In 1975, Jim moved with his family to Grants Pass to operate Cartwright Valley Meat Company, which he owned and operated for 30 years.
Jim was a member of the Elks and Lions clubs.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and just being in the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and his dog, Jackie.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Cartwright of Grants Pass; daughter, Jodi Harford of Grants Pass; two sons, Curt Cartwright of San Diego, Calif., and Jamie Cartwright of Grants Pass; his mother, Norma Cartwright of Medford; sister, Sharron McMurdie of Avondale, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Oregon Affiliate, 1425 N.E. Irving No. 100, Portland, OR 97232-4201.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 20, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor