James "Jim" Michael

Born: Fri., Jun. 22, 1928
Died: Sat., Apr. 7, 2018

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 14, 2018
Location: Pilot Rock Cemetery

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Graveside services for James “Jim” Michael will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Pilot Rock Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Pendleton Eagles Lodge at 1 p.m.

Jim was born on June 22, 1928 in Pendleton, Oregon to Charles and Ethel (Shafer) Michael.  Jim passed away on April 7, 2018 at a local care facility.

Jim married Patricia “Pat” Anne Burlingame on September 10, 1949 at the Cross Ranch in Coombs Canyon.  Jim was retired from Umatilla County where he was a heavy equipment operator.  He loved the mountains, hunting, fishing and anything western.  He especially loved time spent at the Forth Cabin at Indian Lake.  Jim volunteered for many years at the Pendleton Round-Up.  He was also an avid fan of the Pilot Rock High School sports.  Most of all he loved his wife and family.

Jim was a lifetime member of the Elks and Eagles.

Jim is survived by his wife Pat of Pilot Rock; sons, Don (Mary) of Pendleton, Tom (Leslie) of Tacoma, WA,  Ben of Pilot Rock and John (Karleen) of Boise, Idaho; brother, Robert of Pendleton;  7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Charles, Eldon and Wallace and his sister Barbara Short.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Pilot Rock High School Athletic Department, or a charity of your choice in care of Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, 131 SE Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801

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Dave Webb
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a fine person I enjoyed knowing him.

Gwen Widel Reed
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Mr. Michael will be missed by one and all. He was such a wonderful man always had a smile for someone and always ask how you are doing. I knew him all my life . R.I.P. Prayers to the family

Dennis and Doris Mclaren
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time. Jim was one of the finest men I have ever met. He will be missed

George and Patricia Norton
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Our most heartfelt condolences about Jim passing.

Annette Hoeft
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
So sorry for the family and community's loss. He was a blessing to know. My heart goes out to you, Pat, especially. Your's was a marriage to live by. Your love for each other was always impressive. Aii the "I love yous". <3

Dean Roy
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
One of the nicest gentlemen I ever met. RIP Jim, Loved hearing all the stories of Jim and my Dad playing football in PR. Leather Helmet tough guys.

Marilou and Paul Banducci
   Posted Fri April 13, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's death. We will definitely will miss his smiling face at the casino.

Ray Sims
   Posted Sat April 14, 2018
Sorry for your loss I always enjoyed talking to Jim.

Joan Harrison
   Posted Wed April 18, 2018
Pat and family,
I loved looking across the gym or down the bleachers and seeing Jim. Loved that I could stop by and would be welcomed with open arms....especially if I brought cupcakes.
In the past few years of me doing books for the softball team and Jim being one of the Wise Men, we started a ritual of red licorice. I would bring Jim 3 pieces of red licorice in exchange I would get a hug and he would say something about me being a good kid. I will forever cherish the memories of Jim. The community of Pilot Rock will miss him and so will I.

Tammy Carstens Blank
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Another "Wise Man" got his wings.. I know him and my dad are with Rick hashing out the softball field. He was a very dear man to so many. kind hearted and a pleasure to be around. I will never forget how they (him and Pat) have taken my daughter in to their thoughts. going to a game and not seeing him there will be different. Good bye Jim, til we meet again. Hugs Pat!!

Mike & Barb Morehead
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
Mike started working at the mill on the same crew that Jim was on in 1967. He was was running the big board edger at the time; he then went on to work for the county after the strike and he used to grade the road out in front of our house. Jim was always friendly every time I encountered him. He liked to fish Indian Lake and Ben would take him up there. I would also see him at Safeway when Pat would shop; he would set on the bench at the table by Starbucks and I would visit with him. Our sympathy to Pat, Don, Ben and family.

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