James Ervin Allgaier

February 23, 1937November 20, 2018

Jim passed away on Nov 20th 2018 after a courageous battle with Cancer. James Ervin Allgaier was born in Richmond, California to Helen (Schortgen) and Ervin Allgaier on February 23, 1937. Jim grew up in Richmond and he graduated from Richmond High School in 1955. He attended Chico State University for two years where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He then enlisted in the US Army for two years. Following his time in the Army, Jim returned to Chico State and graduated in 1961 with a Business degree in Marketing. He married Margie Thornton in January of 1961. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage together. The two were blessed with two children, sons Mark and Eric. Jim was employed with the JC Penney Company for 35 years and served as District Personal Manager in Portland Oregon and retired as the Store Manager in Logan, Utah. After Jim’s retirement, Jim and Marge returned to Portland Oregon to be closer to family. Jim and Marge are longtime members of the Shepherd of The Valley Lutheran Church. They loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. They enjoyed watching sports together and they especially loved to watch the Trailblazers and San Francisco Giants. Jim is survived by his wife Marge Allgaier; two sons: Mark Allgaier (wife Carol), and Eric Allgaier and (wife Jackie); granddaughters: Lauren Allgaier and Erin Brown (husband Cody); great-granddaughters Riley and Taylor. A Celebration of Life will be held on February 23rd, 2019, 2pm, at the Shepherd of The Valley Lutheran Church, 17625 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton, OR. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jim’s name to the American Cancer Society or to the Shepherd of The Valley Lutheran Church, Beaverton Oregon. Please visit the guestbook portion of this site and enter a special memory or message.


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Brad McVey

February 16, 2019

It feels like I've known Jim forever. From a shaggy, long haired teen, snowbound at his house for week, through the ups and downs of adult and fatherhood, to sharing grandfather stories over a cold one.

I've always embraced that he and Marge welcomed me into their home and family, even if we were "potentially" up to some kind of mischief. Jim was a kind and caring person who enjoyed a successful carer and family life. I respect the man that he is, and always considered him a good friend.

Quite possibly my favorite memory, ...During a family camping trip to Northern California, Jim was enjoying the sunshine and warm lake waters, relaxing in an inner tube..aka his ship, sporting a nautical hat, and proudly resting his beverage upon his waist, all the while maneuvering around all the other swimmers. In those moments he was the master of his universe. It's a vision I will always treasure and it was the day Captain Jim was born.

Safe travels Jim...may the seas be calm and the moon shine bright. We miss you. Brad

Carl Christensen

December 4, 2018

Jim and I were cousins and in years past played together in our short pants. My how the years have passed. Jim had a good life and enjoyed his family. He was a special kind of guy and like his father always good for laughs as was his wife. We all pray for Jim and he will be terribly missed by his friends, wife and children.

Carol Allgaier

December 3, 2018

I was blessed to be his daughter- in -law and the memories are many. A family man is how I always seen Jim. I cannot share a memories that doesn't include Marge. They were a team always. Jim did give me some valuable advise, he said "it's all about being a couple". 57 years of marriage, they lived it and what a gift to the entire family. He will be deeply missed. I am so very grateful God gave me such a wonderful father- in-law.

Richard Hill

November 28, 2018

To the family, I wish to send my deepest condolences. I could list so many times and dates were Jim made me feel so much like " Family". I well miss his warm smile and heart of gold.
Rest in Paradise .

Chuck and Mary Whaley

November 28, 2018

Our thoughts are with you, Marge, and your fine family. You have many fond and happy memories, so that is a blessing. Do let us know if we will see you in Arizona!

Love & Prayers,

Mary & Chuck

Ron & Joyce Henke

November 25, 2018

So sorry for your loss Margie. Prayers to you and your family during this sad time ❤️❤️