James Mosher


April 3, 2019

Nov. 26, 1927 - March 27, 2019

James "Jim" Elwin Mosher, 91, of Sweet Home died Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

He was born Nov. 26, 1927 in Sedro Woolley, Wash. to William and Laura (Watts) Mosher.

Mr. Mosher lived in Sedro Woolley until he was 14 years old, when his family moved to Sweet Home, where he lived most of the rest of his life.

He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1945; at which time he enlisted and served in the United States Navy until 1949.

Mr. Mosher married Geraldine Graves on Dec. 23, 1946 in Vancouver, Wash. After completing his service, he returned to Sweet Home and worked, first for Santiam Mill and then, eventually, at Midway Building Supply, where he retired after about 40 years.

Mr. Mosher enjoyed bowling, basketball, gardening, playing golf and woodworking, especially building furniture.

He is survived by his children, Allan Mosher of Silver Springs, Nev., Linda McNelly of Philomath, and Patty Dale of Sweet Home; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Mosher was preceded in death by his daughters, Joyce Wells and JoAnn Gifford; sisters Wilma Smith, Eleanor Lindsay, Laura LaVern Ligget and Delores Cesna; brothers William and Eugene Mosher; and great-great-grandson Harrison.

A celebration of life is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Burial, with military honors, was held at Liberty Cemetery. 

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 

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