James L. Hendrickson

James L. Hendrickson, 92, of Monmouth died Dec. 2 in Monmouth.

He was born in Kansas City, Mo. At 2 months of age, he was adopted by Henry and Eva Miller Hendrickson of Iowa.

Jim moved to South Salem at age 12. He joined the Army National Guard at age 17. He served for more than five years in the South Pacific, Bora Bora, Guam and the Philippines. He was stationed at Fort Stevens during the war when the Japanese shelled the Oregon Coast.

After the war he met and married Mary Tripp on June 22, 1946, in Seattle. They lived in Seattle for a couple of years before moving to Oregon. Jim farmed in the Woodburn area before moving to the Dallas area in 1969.

Besides farming, Jim fox hunted, fished and camped with his family, and took multiple fishing trips to Alaska with family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, on Nov. 12, 2011, and sister, Ruth Schneider.

Survivors include his children, Joann (Bob) Kunder, Dean (Jeanne) Hendrickson, Carol (Jerald) Bush, Gayle (Bruce) Farmer and Donna (Mike) Huber; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Memorial service was Monday at Bridgeport Community Chapel in Dallas. Private family interment was at Womer Cemetery in Pedee.

Contributions are suggested to Salem Union Gospel Mission in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which handled arrangements.

To send an online condolence: www.dallastribute.com.

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