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Memorial for James R. Ammon

Born in Salem, OR on Aug. 9, 1948
Departed on Sep. 15, 2018 and resided in Albany, Oregon.
Service: Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018
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James R. Ammon was born in Salem, Oregon to Lois and James L. Ammon.

Jim was raised in Salem Oregon, graduated from North Salem High School in 1966, and received a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon State College. In 1972 he met Elizabeth Osborne and they were married in June 1973.

Jim taught a few years and later returning to manage the farming operations for the Ammon Brothers. Jim and Bethi relocated to Albany where they raised their family. Jim spent the remainder of his career in agriculture where he worked as a field man for a cannery and fertilizer company in Jefferson until retiring from Wilbur Ellis in 2013. Jim advised farmers throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley and created strong friendships with them.

He died on September 15th surrounded by his wife and children. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Jim Ammon.

He’s survived by his wife (Bethi), children (Benjamin Ammon, Anne Marie/Brian Wright, and Christian Ammon/Ashley Camhi) and grandchildren (Dante and LaDamian). He also is survived by an enormous community of friends and family.

The memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 22nd at 11:00am. Contributions may be made in memory of James Ammon to either Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.

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