James Gault

Sequim resident James A. (Jim) Gault died Sept. 17, 2015, in Sequim at the age of 89. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Sequim View Cemetery.

He was born April 1, 1926.

Sequim resident, James A. Gault, passed away at his home on September 17, 2015.

?An April Fool’s Day baby, Jim had to be delivered by his prankster father after the doctor refused to come, thinking it a joke.

Born in Wenatchee, Washing- ton to Otis and Esther Gault, he spent his early childhood playing along the banks of Mission Creek, near Cashmere. The family eventually relocated to Port Angeles where he attended grade

school and Roosevelt High School.

He enlisted in the Army Aircorp during WWII and

trained to become an airplane mechanic, stationed in Washington DC, New Mexico and Mississippi.

Returning home, he worked as an independent logger for several years, then joined the Department of Fisheries, working out of the Dungeness Fish Hatchery until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting trips with his family, fishing, crabbing and traveling.

He is survived by his wife Ellen and 2 step-sons, Ken Rardin and David (Jeanne) Rardin; his four children, Terri (David) Thompson, Trudi (Alan) Hawley, Tom Gault, and Jeff (Jeanette) Gault; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and his sister, Shirley (Gerard) Vergeer.

Two brothers, Earl Gault and Norman Gault, preceded him in death, as did his parents.

Graveside service will be held at Sequim View Cemetery, September 26, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.

May you rest peacefully, out of pain, in the loving arms of God. We love you, dad.