Daniel Jim, a resident of Pendleton, died Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at his home. He was 62 years old.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Sunday, September 13, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning, September 14, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Mission, followed by burial at Agency Cemetery. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel was born in Toppenish, Washington, to George and Celia (Umtuch) Jim on December 7, 1952. He was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation. He went to school in Granger, Wash., where he was a Granger Spartan. He then attended Columbia Basin College. In his younger years he was active in horse racing, and playing basketball, volleyball, track and softball. On May 31, 1974, he married Gloria Spencer in Walla Walla, Washington, before the Justice of the Peace, and celebrated with a reception up the river. In 1992 Daniel went to Barcelona, Spain, where he participated in the Para Olympics.
He was a longtime employee with CTUIR, working in CHR, Administration, the Gaming Commission and Department of Natural Resources. He enjoyed yard work, landscaping his home and others. He played city league volleyball and basketball and coached volleyball and softball, traveling to many tournaments. He had been a member of the Washat and Catholic faiths.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Jim; his children Janet Maddern (Jeremy), Patty Farrow (Matt Farrow Jr.), Bobi Tallman (Shelby Tallman) and Courtney Jim (Tre Lee); sisters Debra Danielson, Sarah Roman, Doris Ardito, Maureena Jim, Many Fingers, Melissa James, and Margaret Jim Pennah; grandchildren Molly Jim, Desiree Maddern, Allyson Maddern, Alexis Maddern, Chelsea Farrow, Celia Farrow, Casey Farrow, Cooper Tallman and Brody Tallman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his father George Jim, mother Celia Dick, and brothers Burton Dick, Reginald Jim and Harvey Jim.
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