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Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel

4675 Sw Watson Avenue, Beaverton, OR

OBITUARY

James Rodney McGehee

June 5, 1946September 20, 2019
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Jim McGehee, a Builder, Developer and long time resident of Portland, OR, passed away the morning of September 20, 2019 at the age of 73.

Jim is survived by his wife Mickie McGehee; his children Chris McGehee [Kristine] and Laura McGehee; his grandchildren Cooper, Camden, Hayden, Izzy, William, Kenley, and Cruz; his sister Sharon Schulmerich [Steve] and Barbara Camus [Bunko]. He is predeceased in death by his parents Ivy and Bettye McGehee; and his nephew Nik Camus.

Jim was born in El Paso, TX on June 5, 1946 to Ivy and Bettye McGehee. Jim and his family moved to Portland, OR when he was 14 years old where he attended Lincoln High School and played on the basketball team. He then joined the Army Reserve where he served 2 years. After his duty he started his own business selling doors to building contractors and through these connections, he changed course and began as a Portland Home Builder for 40 years. One of his many business highlights was starting the Street Of Affordable Home Show with a partner, later being called NW Natural Gas Show of Homes.

On February 26, 1972 he married the love of his life, Mickie. Together their biggest accomplishment was having their 2 children and 7 grandchildren. Family was everything to him and as his family expanded he enjoyed the many occasions of family dinners, celebrations and vacations, including trips to Hawaii, Europe, and especially frequenting his vacation home in Palm Desert.

Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him and the many friends and family who have supported him throughout the years.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday, September 25th at 11am at St John Fisher Catholic Church.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Reception Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Memories

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Dana Cress

September 23, 2019

Jim was one of the finest men I have known. I met Jim when we were both 14 and new to Lincoln. He became one of my closest confidants and we spoke almost nightly about all things in our lives. Jim left a big footprint in our world with his wonderful family and community commitments. Thank you Jim... you will be missed!

Barbara Penland-Maun

September 23, 2019

Dear Mickie, Chris & Laura & Family,

Sending hugs & prayers to all.
Also, remembering & reflecting on the fun & great times we had
in Palm Desert. Walking back & forth between out homes. Celebrating Thanksgiving & New Years Eve at The Lakes.

Love,
Barbara

Genie Shook

September 23, 2019

Jim was successful business man and loved his family dearly. As a great friend to me, I will never forget the things he taught me about business and life. I will miss his quirky laugh, and his caring soul. Fly with the Angels Jim! Until we meet again!!

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