Born: July 9, 1945
Died: January 31, 2023
Memorial Service: March 4, 2023
James Stuart Hunter was born on July 9, 1945, in San Francisco, California, to Bertha (Karpstein/ Hunter) Nelson and Henry Hunter, Jr. In 1990, Jim married Terry (Frazee) Christofferson and they settled in Tigard, Oregon, and later moved to St. Paul, Oregon, and East Wenatchee, Washington. Jim worked with State of Oregon agencies including the Department of Transportation and the Department of Justice. When Jim retired and he and Terry moved to East Wenatchee, Washington, Jim decided to do something completely different and he worked in retail, primarily for a 100+ year-old men’s wear store in Wenatchee called Mills Brothers. Being a “clothes horse” himself, this was a wonderful opportunity and he enjoyed working with great people there. Jim and Terry moved to Prineville, Oregon, in 2017.
Through the years, Jim enjoyed various pursuits including sports: baseball (which involved his new title of “head coach” for the little guys in St. Paul Little League), basketball, skiing, golf, fly fishing and backpacking. He especially treasured the time spent with his son Jeff who played baseball, skied competitively, backpacked and fished. Jim took travel planning very seriously. He and Terry cruised a few times and also got well-acquainted with Scotland after seven trips. One such trip included Step-Grandsons, Cyrus and Colton. He introduced them to everything Scot including kilts at dinner each evening.
Jim is survived by his wife, Terry (Frazee) Hunter, son Jeff Hunter and his wife, Ester; Granddaughter Morgan (Hunter) Olson (Wil), Great-grandson Russell and Great-granddaughter Margaret Rose: Step-daughter Kim (Christofferson) James, and Step-Grandsons Cyrus James and Colton James.
A memorial service for Jim will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 SW Hwy 126, and Powell Butte, Oregon. He will be interred at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville at a later time.
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