|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1926|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2000|
"JAMES RAINWATER - James "Jim" H. Rainwater, Jr., 74, passed away August 23, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was at his home in Gold Beach surrounded by his family. At his request there will be no formal service held.
Jim was born August 14, 1926, in Montrose, CO. He grew up in Pendleton. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was involved in the "Manhattan Project" in Los Alamos, NM.
After the war he returned to Oregon and attended Eastern Oregon College in La Grande. After graduating he went to work for Pacific Power and Light Co. He retired after thirty-five years of service in 1983, while living in Klamath Falls.
In 1985, he and his wife, Shirlie, moved to Gold Beach to live on property they had purchased earlier for their retirement years.
Jim had a zest for life that drove him to master any subject that he found interesting. He was always the first to adopt new electronic gadgets. Computers became a passion of his and were only overshadowed by his love of watching his favorite sports on TV.
He was an avid golfer for most of his life. While in Klamath Falls he was president of Reams Gold and Country Club. He loved the outdoors whether it was fishing or working on his property. He was always involved in his community whether it was the Jaycee's, Lions, Kiwanis (Awarded the Legal of Honor for 25 years of service) and the Elks Club (a 45 year member). For the last ten years he and Shirlie traveled in each of the 50 states, usually in their RV.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 37 years, Shirlie, sons; Robert Warren (wife, Cathleen); Brian James (wife, Teri); daughter, Lynn Rainwater Davidson; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren; a sister, Raedell Nurmi and brother-in-law, Edwin Nurmi and numerous nieces and nephews. His family will miss him and their love for him will be carried deep in their hearts.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ina Leslie, his father, James H. Rainwater, Sr., his brother, Gerald, and sister, Dixie.
The family suggests remembrances to Curry County Home Health/Hospice, P,O. Box 746, Gold Beach, Oregon 97444 or a charity of their choice."
Per Jim's request, he was cremated and his ashes will be spread over their "mountain" home in Gold Beach, Curry, Oregon.
James H. Rainwater (1900 - 1964)
Ina Lucille Rainwater (1905 - 1997)
James H Rainwater (1926 - 2000)
Gerald Rainwater (1931 - 1981)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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