Jim Ohman was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Steamboat Springs to Russell and Blanche Ohman.
He was the third-eldest in a family of nine children.
He died July 29, 2009, in Coos Bay, Ore.
After graduation from high school in Steamboat, he served in the U.S. Army near the end of World War II.
He earned degrees from Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado and Florida State University.
On Aug. 21, 1955, he married Betty Ruth Williams in Delta, a union that lasted nearly 54 years.
Jim taught school in Colorado and New Mexico. In 1955, he moved to North Bend with Betty. He taught in the North Bend schools until his retirement in 1985.
His family will miss everything about him, but they especially miss his sense of humor, way with words, common sense, quiet thoughtfulness and the wonderful breakfasts he used to make for them.
He is rememberd as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Jim is survived by his wife, Betty Ohman, of North Bend; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Jessie West, of Copperas Cove, Texas; daughter Shelly Ohman, of Eugene, Ore.; daughter and son-in-law Debbie Ohman and Jerry Lee, of Kirkland, Wash.; five grandchildren: Jennifer, Bob, JJ, Isaac and Kathryn; brother Cliff Ohman, of Arvada; sister Maxine Ohman, of Steamboat; sister Bea Neish, of Longmont; sister Marilyn Hendry, of Bellevue, Wash.; sister Audrey Jessing, of Kent, Wash.; sister Jeanette Hendrickson, of Fort Collins; sister Gayle Mauch, of Longmont; as well as manys nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Bob, of New York City.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the North Bend High School Scholarship Fund, 1913 Meade St., North Bend, OR 97459.