Jim M. Vincent

Jim Vincent passed away peacefully at home on December 4, 2018 after a brief but courageous battle against cancer. Jim was born on May 28, 1932 in the family home in Leavenworth, Wa. to Lewis and Nellie Vincent. Jim was one of eight children, all boys. Jim grew up in Leavenworth, attended Leavenworth schools and graduated in 1951. While attending school he was a member of the Varsity Football Team and the Varsity Ski Jumping team. 
After graduation, Jim married the love of his life Marilyn Haugh. Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force and he and Marilyn traveled the world because of his various military assignments. Jim and Marilyn were stationed in Japan, Montana, Germany twice, Mississippi, and the Philippine Islands. Jim retired from the Air Force in 1974 and quickly went to work for the United States Forest Service where his duties included managing the USFS Fire Cache and Air Tanker base at Pangborn Field. Jim retired from the Forest Service in 1994.
Jim enjoyed his retirement. He loved to play golf with his friends, grow his tomatoes, watching “his” native birds, spending time with his family, and watching his grandsons compete in various sports and activities. Jim was an active member of the Leavenworth Lions Club and dedicated thousands of hours over the past 40 years supporting the group’s efforts to raise money for local and international causes. Service to others was who Jim was.
Jim is survived by two brothers, Joe Vincent of Richland, Wa. and Jesse Vincent of Spokane Wa.: two sons Joel Vincent and wife Adria of Marysville, Wa. and Paul Vincent and wife Lisa, of Tacoma: two grandsons Tynan Vincent of Pullman, Wa. and Sean Vincent of Marysville. Wa. 
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Nellie, his beloved wife of 56 years Marilyn, and brothers Vance, Vercel, Vern, Keith, and Bob.
A celebration of life will be held at the Leavenworth Fire Hall on January 21, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 228 Chumstick Hwy, Leavenworth, Wa. 98826.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Leavenworth Lions Club to assist them in continuing their efforts to help those who have issues with eyesight and other needs. Leavenworth Lions Club, P.O. Box 113, Leavenworth, Wa. 98826.
Please express your thoughts and memories on our online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones – Betts Funeral Home.

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