James (Jim) was born March 1942 to George and Merlyn Cournyer. Jim passed away April 2022 in Surprise, Arizona with his sons close by. Jim graduated from Centralia High School in 1960 and went on to graduate from Washington State University. He returned to Centralia where he met and married his first wife Linda Kay Jennings in July 1966. They were blessed with two sons, James Marion, Jr. and George Maxim ll. Jim later married Joanne Taigen and they raised her two children Dean and Lisa. He is survived by his sons and families all of Surprise, Arizona; stepchildren Dean and Lisa and their families; sister Patty and family of Centralia; and Uncle Ralph (Gloria) Cournyer of Morton, Washington. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Centralia High School athletic department which was very important to him.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on May 13, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1209 Scheuber Road N., Centralia, Washington.