April 14, 1924 — April 24, 2014
James R. Hanbey, born April 14, 1924, in Tacoma, passed away on April 24, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. He was the great-grandson of Robert Weedin, Civil War veteran and Green Lake pioneer. After graduating from Lincoln High in Seattle, Jim enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II, spending two years in the Pacific Theater. When he returned, he attended the University of Washington and upon graduation worked 35 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working on many major projects along the Snake and Columbia rivers.
Jim is survived by his three sons, Doug Hanbey of Tacoma, Glenn Hanbey and his wife Shari of Auburn, Wash., and Fred Hanbey of Marysville, Wash.; and grandchildren, Devon, Lance and Logan. Jim is reunited in death with his loving wife, Bernice Hanbey.
Jim will be buried with military honors on May 5, 2014, at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent, Wash., at 11:30 am.