James Gunderson

James Oddvin “Jim” Gunderson, 73, died Dec. 14, 2010, in Seattle, following a two-month battle with cancer.

He was born June 2, 1937, in Enumclaw to Oddvin “Archie” and Mildred (French) Gunderson. He graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1955 and attended Pacific Lutheran University. He graduated from the University of Iowa with both a master’s degree and doctorate. He began his career in computers with IBM in 1960 at Cape Canaveral, Fla.  He enjoyed family genealogy, a hobby that spanned almost 30 years.

He is survived by wife Judith “Judy” Kay Gunderson; sons Gary James Gunderson and Eric Archie Gunderson; sisters Karen Sohl and husband Don and Jean Opland and husband Floyd; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Dec. 18, at Hope Lutheran Church in Enumclaw.

Contributions may be made to Bailey-Boushay House, In Memory of James O. Gunderson, at www.virginiamason.org.

Arrangements were by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home.

All are invited to sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

More in Obituaries

Robert Nearhood

Robert “Bob” Fisher Nearhood of Buckley died Nov. 2, 2018, at his home. He was 92.

Carl Vigna

Carl Vigna died Oct. 30, 2018, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was 95.

Lloyd Bickler

Lloyd R. Bickler died peacefully on Nov. 4, 2018, in Enumclaw, at the age of 91.

Beth Holmquist

Beth E. Holmquist, 88, died Oct. 30, 2018, in Enumclaw.

Eugene Ihlenfeldt

Eugene Terrence Ihlenfeldt of Enumclaw died Oct. 29, 2018. He was 88.

Brian Love

Brian Keith Love died Oct. 10, 2018, in Tacoma, surrounded by family. He was 57.

John Mitchell

John Curtis Mitchell, formerly of Enumclaw, died September 12, 2017 in Laurel, Montana.

Herman Schonbachler

Herman “Pat” Schonbachler died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in his sleep. He was 95.

Allan Billingsley

Allan L. Billingsley died peacefully Oct. 3, 2018, at the age of 63.

Most Read