James "Jim" Alva Lacock, 78, passed away peacefully Sept. 14, 2017. He was born Sept. 30, 1938, in Salem, Ore. He was the third of five children to Lawrence and Mary Lacock. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Theodore Lacock.
Jim lived a life of dedication, honesty, loyalty, and love. Burdened by health adversities, beginning at a young age, his determination and resilience bridged a path over every obstacle he faced. He was a marvel, both to the medical world and to those who knew him.
Jim graduated from The Dalles High School in 1957 and married his high school sweetheart, Judith Mary Ulrich, the following Sept. Celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, Jim was just as smitten with his bride as the day he married her. After graduating with a degree in electronics, he accepted a position at the University of Oregon in 1965, where he worked as a broadcast engineer for 30 years. In 1966, they purchased their home in Springfield, Ore., where they raised four daughters. To this day, their home continues to provide love and laughter, not only for their daughters, but their husbands, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jim was a Jack-of-all-trades with a wealth of knowledge and ability. He gave freely of himself and left his touch wherever he went. He was a teacher to many, yet maintained a constant thirst for learning. Jim embraced the ever-changing world of technology and celebrated the blessings of texting with his children and grandchildren.
Jim is lovingly remembered by his wife; daughters, Linda Foster (Steven-deceased), Karen Horejs (Steve), Debi Bone (David), Sandy Martin (Scott); sister, Doris Fyffe; brothers, Herbert Lacock and David Lacock; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life open house will be held at Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Lane, Springfield, Ore., on Oct. 14, 2017, from 1-4 p.m.
Donations can be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, Ore. 97239.
Services in care of Major Family Funeral Home of Springfield, Oregon. Please visit majorfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.
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