On June 14, 2009, James Crichton Liston, Jr. passed away after a long battle with Parkinsonís disease.
Jim was born March 20, 1927 in Merced, California, and grew up in San Jose. He graduated from University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration, and served in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman during World War II and the Korean War.
After a distinguished 35 year career in management at Montgomery Ward, Jim retired to his cattle ranch in Bonanza, Oregon in 1983.
Jim was active in many civic organizations, including Rotary, Lionís Club, DECA for Marketing Students, president of Sales and Marketing Executives of Phoenix and Tucson. He served as president of the Oregon Hay Growerís Assoc., Klamath County Cattlemenís Assoc., and Langell Valley Irrigation District. He was a member of the Klamath County Board of Commissioners.
Jim enjoyed camping, fishing and hiking in the High Sierras. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jean; his children, Carolyn Luther, DVM, Capt. Stephen Liston, USAF, and Jeff Liston of Mariposa; grandchildren Kelli and Chase Liston; sister, Marcy Liston of San Francisco, brother Thomas L. Liston and his wife Robin of Los Altos, Calif.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2009, at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Wally Shamburger officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Bonanza, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Parkinsonís Research, Miller School of Medicine, Univ. of Miami, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Miami, Fla. 33136.
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