James Allen Welsh

March 24, 1942May 7, 2018

James Allen Welsh "Jim" was born March 24th 1942. He arrived minutes before his twin sister Jane. The story goes she kicked him out! The twins joined their older brother Gerald and parents Lester and Esther Welsh. Their little sister Jene joined the family in August of 1943. The Welsh family lived in Nebraska. Upon graduation Jim joined the US Navy. He served for 8 years and was a store keeper on board ship.The skills of organization he learned there served him well his whole life. Malinda remembers fondly that on their road trip vacations the trunk of the car was packed the same way at every stop.

Jim started his walk with God at Boring convention in 1964. At that same convention he met Ann. For many years and in multiple states Jim and Ann had Sunday morning meeting and Wednesday night bible studies in their home.

Jim worked for the post office, Gates Rubber Company, Swift Adhesives, Reichold Chemical Company, and finished his career at Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie Oregon. Since he was a formulator of glue both at Swift and Reichold he was famous for his quips "I'm a glue sniffer!" and "I stick to my job!"

Jim was a very loving and gracious host.

Jim is proceeded in death by his Son Gary, parents Lester and Esther, and older brother Gerald.

Jim is survived by his twin sister Jane, and his baby sister Jene. His wife of nearly 50 years Ann. His Daughter Malinda and husband Karl, granddaughter Rosanna and husband Jonathan, and his grandson Grant and girlfriend Brittany.

Jim was a loved Uncle by many nephews and nieces and a loved friend to many.

Over the past 7 months Jim has been cared for by many loving friends, caregivers, doctors and nurses.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Welsh family.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, May 12, 2018

James Allen Welsh

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Michael Greene

May 13, 2018

Jim accepted me into his life in 1990 while sharing his time and family and fellowship with me and I am grateful.

His kind manner and loyal service to god and family cannot be understated nor can his commitment to giving unselfishly.

He was a remarkable man that never sought attention or the spot light nor asked for anything other-than to obey god and give love fully.

I am a better person for having been connected to Jim and Gary and the fellowship while thankful as even in his final moments. Jim had time for me along with a special message I will carry in my heart forever.

Thank you Jim for sharing your wisdom and thank you for being a man of great character and bigger than expected capacity for giving your energy – time and thought to godly people and things bigger than me and us///

Till we meet again.

In love eternal


Mark and Kristine McGee

May 12, 2018

We're thinking of you this morning as folks gather in; we would love to be there too. We know it's better for Jim but there's an emptiness in our hearts these days. We love you Ann, Malinda, Karl and family.

Elaine Maxey

May 12, 2018

Jim was a wonderful man, a Christian who was kind, caring, compassionate and who had a great sense of humor. He was my neighbor and it was always a joy talking with him as we worked in our respective yards. I will miss him, as will many other neighbors who had the pleasure of knowing Jim. My daughter misses seeing Jim on his daily walks through her neighborhood as well. Jim was respected and loved by many, the best neighbor ever! We were honored to have known him.

Allen McGee

May 11, 2018

There's a big hole in our family but we'll fill it with memories of Sailor Jim/Uncle Jim. Our love is with all of you.
Allen, Ludora, Mark, Kristine, Chadd, Brayden & Marla

Melvin Yung

May 9, 2018

Ann, Malinda, Karl, Rosanna, Our thoughts go your way these sad days. We remember fondly the few times we were together. We choose to communicate in this way because Mel can't hear well~~on the phone or otherwise. We wish we could be there for the service, but our thoughts and prayers are with you now and will be in the following days.

I Thessalonians 4 & 13 ~ 18, are a comfort through this time of sorrow. We read the obituary and , what a wonderful testimony!!

Love to all of you,
Mel & Norma

Natalie Weisenberger

May 9, 2018

I have very fond memories of my Uncle Jim (Uncle Vim as I called him when I was young!)
He was always loving and kind and always willing to lend a hand!
One of my favorite childhood memories is when I got to travel from Red Bluff to Portland with him and Auntie Ann right before their wedding .. I was 4 almost 5 years old! I remember drinking orange pop when we stopped for a break & sitting up on a high stool to drink it - I thought I was all that!
This is one of my favorite pictures of Gary .. and though Uncle’s face is not in the picture, his loving hand holding on to Gary’s is. Precious memories of a life of a very gracious man now going on to his eternal reward.


Dad and Michael Time


The Whole Family


Mom and Daddy