A celebration of life will be held June 2 for former Hood River resident Jim Gandy, of Warrenton, who passed away Dec. 14, 2012, in Astoria, Ore. The event will take place at the American Legion Post 99 in Seaside, Ore., from noon to 4 p.m.
Jimmie Ferris “Jim” Gandy was born June 2, 1942, in Escondido, Calif., to James Burke and Isbelle (Justice) Neomia. He attended Hood River High School. For four years Jim served in the U.S. Navy, where he received his GED.
In 1960 he married Davy Jean Shewonomeda. She preceded him in death.
In 1966 he married Donna Rae Abernathy, who survives. They later divorced. In 1970 he married Ginnie Carol Metcalf, who survives. They later divorced. In 1974 he married Sonya Ann Swenson in Seaside. She survives. They later divorced.
Jim was a marine machinist by trade, and worked in Alaska for many years. He also worked as a logger/faller, log truck driver, scuba diver, cook, fruit picker and fisherman. He retired in 2004.
He was post commander of American Legion Post 22 and also a member of Clatsop Post 12 American Legion, the Moose Lodge, National Rifle Association, Elks, Scuba Divers Association, Sheriffs Association, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 15038.
Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, clam digging, scuba diving, cards, traveling, cribbage, cooking, horse shoes, mushroom picking, animals, gold panning, metal detecting, his re-loader, music, bowling and pool.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, James “Robin” Gandy, of Vancouver, Wash., and Stanwood B. and Tami R. Gandy, of Seaside; three daughters, Gloria Michelle Gandy, of Bend, Gayla Marie Black, of Hillsboro, and Gena Marie Endicott, of Spanaway, Wash.; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Roni Gandy, of Centerville, Wash.; a sister and brother-in-law, Corleen and Nate Nichols, of East Wenatchee; seven grandchildren: Thomas Gandy, of Florida, Jimmy Tye Gandy, of Dundee, Shanelle RaeAnn Black, of Hillsboro, Krista Lynn Chapman, of Bend, Mohagani Lishelle Townsend, of Spanaway; Logan Patrick Gandy, of Seaside, and Talena Marie Gandy, of Boston; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Gandy.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hughes-Ransom Mortuary in Astoria.
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