Milton-Freewater, Oregon resident, Jack Lance Starr, 71, died November 23, 2010 at his home.
Jack was born March 3, 1939 in Yakima, Washington to Ralph and Audrey (Beddoe) Starr. He grew up on his parent's cattle ranch in Goldendale, Washington and attended grade school there. He joined the high school band in the seventh grade and played trumpet and was part of the trumpet trio. He graduated from Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Washington in 1957, then completed 2 years in Auto Mechanics at Columbia Basin Community College in Kennewick, Washington.
Jack married his high school sweetheart, LeNora Mae Winslow on June 12, 1960 in Albany, Oregon. Their son was born one year later. They moved to Loma Linda, California in 1962 where Jack worked as a transmission mechanic. Their daughter was born in Loma Linda. In 1968 the family moved back to Yakima, Washington where Jack worked as a logger. They moved to Milton-Freewater in 1975 and he worked for Miller Supply and then Stoneway Electric. He retired in 2001. In retirement, he enjoyed working with his son building cabinets and on many other projects.
Jack loved working on home projects and taking care of the home place. He enjoyed working with his tractor and most of all, loved the view of the Walla Walla Valley from their home on a hilltop. He loved visits from family and friends and telling stories around the table. He also loved camping and traveling. Some of his favorite trips included a trip to Tennessee, the Grand Tetons and Sonoma. His grandchildren were the light of his life, and they loved going out and spending time with Grampa. Jack was a member of the Milton-Freewater Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Jack is survived by his wife at home, his son and his wife, Mark and Nancy Starr of Days Creek, Oregon, his daughter and her husband, Dave and Deborah Morehead of Walla Walla, Washington, a sister, Judy Uman of Portland, Oregon, a brother, Larry Starr of Long Beach, California and six grandchildren, Joshua, Jonathon, Andrew, Luke, Caleb and Madeline.
A memorial service will be held in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Project Patch, 2404 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Suite A, Vancouver, WA 98661.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.