Jimmy Dale Englund, 69 years of age and a lifetime Hoquiam, Washington resident, died on Monday, October 29, 2012, at his home in Hoquiam. He was born on April 24, 1943, in Aberdeen, Washington to James and Inez Viola (Anderson) Englund.
He was raised and attended school in Hoquiam and graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1961. While in school he participated in track and boxing. On June 10, 1960, he was baptized in the Humptulips River by Pastor Marcus Copeland.
He was married to Shirley Schlief on May 1, 1965, in Hoquiam and they were divorced in 2000.
He served as a City of Hoquiam Councilman for many years and as the Mayor of Hoquiam from December 18, 1978, until November 21, 1983.
Jimmy was employed by the ITT Rayonier Pulp Mill in Hoquiam as one of their managers.
He enlisted into the United States Army on June 1, 1963, and was discharged on May 31, 1967, as a Specialist Fourth Class and was trained as a demolition expert.
He enjoyed the out-of-doors that allowed him to teach his daughter and grandson the finer points of hunting in the Olympic Peninsula area. Jimmy was a Friend of Lake Sylvia and held membership in the American Legion Post #16 in Hoquiam and a lifetime member of the N.R.A.
His hobbies included constructing elaborate model train layouts, hunting, fishing, camping, reading and spending quality time with his grandson. He will be long remembered for his service to his country and community.
Jimmy D. Englund is survived by his daughter, Marie Inez Englund-Middleton of Hoquiam, his son-in-law, John E. Middleton of Hoquiam, his grandson, John Earl Paul Thomas Englund-Middleton; a brother, Bruce Englund of Hoquiam; a sister, Yvonne Englund Jump of Hoquiam and numerous other relatives. His extended family includes a special friend Carol Olson and a close friend Paul Cook. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas W. Englund and a brother, Richard A. Englund.
A graveside will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam with Rev. W. Kent Gravley officiating.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 522 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.