L. James Willhight

L. James (Jim) Willhight

Former Snoqualmie Valley resident Jim Willhight of Conconully, Washington passed away at age 89 on September 22, 2016. Jim was born near Cedar Falls on September 10, 1927. He moved with his family to the town of Snoqualmie in 1928. Jim lived in various places in Snoqualmie until he moved, in his retirement, to Conconully, Washington in 1995.

He worked in the maintenance department at Weyerhaeuser’s Snoqualmie sawmill for more than 40 years, until his retirement in 1990.

Jim was an active member of the all-volunteer Snoqualmie Fire Department, including a stint as chief.

He was preceded in death by his sister Jean Swenson, and Brother David, and two grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years Velma, sisters Peggy Daubert of Port Townsend, and Virginia Reid of Camano Island, brother Don of Yakima, children Jim of Lebanon, OR; Steve (Teri) of Saint James City, FL; Barry (Shelly Reilly) of Snoqualmie, 8 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be arranged at a later date.