Daniel Jim

Born: Sun., Dec. 7, 1952
Died: Wed., Sep. 9, 2015


Recitation of the Rosary

5:30 PM Sun., Sep. 13, 2015
Location: Burns Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Mon., Sep. 14, 2015
Location: St. Andrew's Church

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Daniel Jim

December 7, 1952 – September 9, 2015


Daniel Jim – a resident of Pendleton died Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at his home.  He was 62 years old. 

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Sunday, September 13, 2015, at 5:30 PM at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning, September 14, 2015, at 9:00 AM at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Mission, followed by burial at Agency Cemetery.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel was born in Toppenish, Washington, to George and Celia (Umtuch) Jim on December 7, 1952.  He was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation.  He went to school in Granger, WA, where he was a Granger Spartan.  He then attended Columbia Basin College.  In his younger years he was active in horse racing, and playing basketball, volleyball, track and softball.  On May 31, 1974, he married Gloria Spencer in Walla Walla, Washington, before the Justice of the Peace, and celebrated with a reception up the river.  In 1992 Daniel went to Barcelona, Spain, where he participated in the Para Olympics.  He was a longtime employee with CTUIR, working in CHR, Administration, the Gaming Commission and Department of Natural Resources.  He enjoyed yard work, landscaping his home and others.  He played city league volleyball and basketball and coached volleyball and softball, traveling to many tournaments.  He had been a member of the Washat and Catholic faiths. 

He is survived by: his wife Gloria Jim, his children; Janet Maddern (Jeremy), Patty Farrow (Matt Farrow Jr.), Bobi Tallman (Shelby Tallman) and Courtney Jim (Tre Lee), sisters; Debra Danielson, Sarah Roman, Doris Ardito, Maureena Jim, Many Fingers, Melissa James, and Margaret Jim Pennah, grandchildren; Molly Jim, Desiree Maddern, Allyson Maddern, Alexis Maddern,  Chelsea Farrow, Celia Farrow,  Casey Farrow, Cooper Tallman and Brody Tallman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by his father George Jim, mother Celia Dick, and brothers Burton Dick, Reginald Jim and Harvey Jim.

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Janyce Quaempts & Family
   Posted Fri September 11, 2015
We are praying for grace, understanding, and healing for all during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

Bruce Campbell
   Posted Sat September 12, 2015
Danny was courageous and thoughtful. Many fond memories. I share in the grief of his friends and family. Thankful that he was a part of my life experiences!

Bonnie and Lynsie Burke
   Posted Mon September 14, 2015
We were so blessed to have known Dan-O, he will surly be missed, I so admired him for all his sports achievements, especially when he went to Italy, he represented the Umatilla Tribe and made us proud, I will miss his jokes he sent daily by email, he had a great sense of humor, I will continue to pray for Healing and Comfort for his family, we all only get to share our family members for a little while, then they must go and be with the one's who left them behind, "what a reunion that must be", Love you all.

Laura Kordatzky & family
   Posted Mon September 14, 2015
I worked for many years with Danny, he will be truly missed. May the family carry his memories in their heart and cherish the happy times. Danny was a true warrior, when life served him lemons he adapted and made lemonade.

Timothy Nitz
   Posted Mon September 14, 2015
I was surprised to hear that Daniel left us so early. I always enjoyed visiting with him when I went into Natural Resources/CRPP and during CRC meetings or phone calls. He was a highlight of my visits with staff at CTUIR and I already miss him greatly.

I am pleased that he is now able to explore that new world and visit again with elders long gone. Thank, you, Daniel, for your time here with us and enjoy your new life. Thank you to his family for sharing him with me.


eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Mon September 21, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

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