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Veterans leader Jim Willis remembered for contributions


June 23, 2021

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker expressed sadness over the death of Jim Willis, retired Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs Director, who was instrumental in locating the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home in Lebanon.

An Albany resident, the U.S. Air Force veteran died Monday, June 14.

“Jim did a lot for veterans in Linn County and throughout Ore-gon,” Nyquist said. “He was 100% committed to his mission. My thoughts are with his family today.”

Sprenger recalled working with Willis when she served in the state legislature.

“In 2008, when I...

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