Buckley resident James Durgin, 56, died Feb. 5, 2012,.
He was born April 26, 1955, in Burien, Wash., to Claude and Jean Durgin. The family moved to Enumclaw when he was 5 years old and graduated from Enumclaw High School. As a teenager, he worked at Crystal Mountain. He met his future wife, Karen, in 1977 while working at Farman’s pickle factory and they were married Oct. 6, 1979, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Enumclaw. In 1986, he went to work for Boeing as a machinist. He was an avid sportsman who loved skiing, camping, fishing and target practice. He was a member of the machinist union and Black Diamond Gun Club.
He is survived by wife Karen Durgin of the home; son Sam Durgin of Kent; daughter Sarah Durgin of Buckley; mother Jean Durgin of Enumclaw; brother Tom Durgin and wife Patty of Buckley; and sister Lynn Bridge and husband Sheridan of Lake Tapps.
He was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 8, 2011.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley.
Memorials may be made to: Buckley Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 1015, Buckley, 98321.
All are invited to sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.