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  1. Tell me this isn't true - Jim Anglin

    Services for Jim will be Thursday Nov 15th 2pm River Center Chapel 3000 South Santiam hwy Lebanon Or. 97355
  2. Tell me this isn't true - Jim Anglin

    I want to thank everyone again for their thoughts and prayers. I wanted to write more before but it was too painful. But it is comforting to know that there are so many people that cared for and admired him. I want everyone to know that in addition to the friend and rock climber that everyone here knows, he was a great father and grandfather. My childhood is full of the same kinds of adventures that many of you shared with him…exploring the wilderness around Dallas, Oregon where he grew up, rock climbing at the Skinner Butte Columns in Eugene, hiking around the Cascade mountains. Many of these activities we shared into my adulthood. Although I already miss him terribly, it is more painful to think of my daughters growing up without their Papa. On his many trips down to Arizona he was always happy and patient, teaching them yoga in the back yard and taking them on short hikes. The girls were always excited when they knew Grandma and Papa were coming for a visit. I was very fortunate to spend some time with him just a few weeks before the accident. On a walk to the park with my daughter, he said something that, in hindsight seems very important. My daughter was talking about the past, present and future, when dad quoted- “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present”. I think this quote is summery of how he lived his life. He crammed as much into every day as possible. From climbing mountains in Peru, windsurfing in Hawaii, rafting the Grand Canyon, his life was one adventure after another. Something else he said in his last email when I was complaining about how much work I had to do after moving into my new house- “It's never the destination that life is about but instead the whole ride.” Although my dad has made it to his destination…I think he had a good ride. His last words will always be memorable to me. He had a huge impact on my life and taught me so much…thanks dad. John
  3. Tell me this isn't true - Jim Anglin

    I want to thank everyone for the warm wishes for my father and our family during this difficult time. Thank you John Anglin