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James Webster


Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dec. 2, 1942 - Nov. 23, 2017 WALLA WALLA, WA James Gay "Jim" Webster, of Walla Walla, WA and originally of Oklahoma City, son of Helen M. Baughman Webster and Maj. James Dean Webster, died on Nov. 23, 2017, at the age of 74. He was born in Pinehurst, Moore County, NC on Dec. 2, 1942, where his father was stationed during WWII before shipping out to the European Theater where he died in an accident only eight days after Jim's birth. Jim was a graduate of Harding High, graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a liberal arts degree, and was a National Guard vet (unable to serve in the military as he was the sole male survivor of the Webster line). Jim was a man of many faces, many places. He was a deck hand on a barge on the Mississippi, drove 18-wheelers in Alaska, worked the pea harvest in Walla Walla and never permanently left there. He was a union stage hand for the Seattle Opera, owned a chimney sweeping business, had coin-op machines in truck stops, loved Black Jack, ran lights and did some acting for the Walla Walla Little Theater, and until retirement, was a rural route carrier for the USPO for 17 years. Jim is survived by cousins, Rick, Ragan, and Susan Tate, children of E.M. Tate and Connie Baughman Tate, formerly of Oklahoma City. At his request, there will be no services. If you wish to honor his memory, please contribute to a charity of your choice.

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02/07/18 05:59 PM #1    

Ernie Upton

Rest In Peace, Jim. I have always looked for you at our reunions to try to win back some of that money you won  from me at poker. You certainly had an interesting life!

Your friend



02/09/18 06:13 PM #2    

Gloria Fowler

  Sad news about someone I knew in elementary school.  Our mothers used to take us out for ice cream (Borden's?) after functions (square dances?) at Wilson School.  Wish we could have reconnected at a reunion. If you Google Jim's obituary in the Walla Walla newspaper, you'll see a nice painting of him.

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