Rock Creek, Oregon
James E. “Jim” Graham, 82, a resident of Rock Creek near Haines, died June 20, 2002, at his home.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and again on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Mr. Graham was born at Little Rock, Ark., on Aug. 28, 1919. He married Faustina Stevens at Paragould, Ark., on Nov. 11, 1939.
Mr. Graham was drafted and entered the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge, the couple moved to California where he worked as a driver for the Greyhound Bus Lines until his retirement.
After retirement, he and his wife moved to Rock Creek about five miles west of Haines in 1973. He enjoyed working on his small farm with his cows and being around the neighbors. He also enjoyed making cabinets, doing mechanical work, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his children, Tommy Lee Graham of Hartfield, Va.; Lee Graham of Willits, Calif., and John Graham and Mona Arends, both of Baker City; and numerous grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, a sister, a son and a daughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 21, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor