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James E. (Jim) Arthur

James E. (Jim) Arthur, 73, of Tahoma, Calif. died peacefully at home on Sept. 13 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on Aug. 18, 1935 in Glendale, Calif. He grew up in Los Angeles where he graduated from Eagle Rock High School in 1953. Jim attended UCLA and obtained a BS in Engineering in 1958.Jim met his wife, Margy, while at UCLA. They were married in 1957 in Palm Springs. Together they lived in Pittsburgh and San Carlos, while Jim worked as an Electrical Engineer for Westinghouse Electric from 1958 to 1963. In 1963 they moved to Reno where Jim worked for Sierra Pacific Power Company until 1979. The family moved to Pleasanton in 1980 and lived there until 1993 while Jim worked for ASEA and Ingalls Power Products. Jim andamp; Margy moved to Auburn where Jim retired in 1999.Jim enjoyed the outdoors and climbed Mount Whitney three times: As a young man with his father and recently to celebrate his 70th birthday.Jim and Margy also have a long association with Lake Tahoe. They built a vacation home in Pineland in 1971, and a new home in Tahoma in 2000. Lake Tahoe was the ideal place, since Jim enjoyed skiing, sailing, jogging (he ran two Silver State Marathons), bicycling (he rode 72 miles around Lake Tahoe) and golf. He was an avid reader and history buff.Jim was a registered Professional Engineer in Nevada and California. He was a member of IEEE. At Lake Tahoe he served as a board member of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Tahoe Trail Trekkers.Jim was predeceased by his parents, Blanche and Charles Arthur. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margy, their three children, Steve (Sidonie), Tom (Stacy) and Jennifer Raymond (Dave). He is also survived by three grandchildren, James and Lindsey Raymond and Drake Arthur, as well as his sister, Barbara Darling (Dan) and numerous nieces and nephews.A private celebration of his life held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Tahoe Forest Hospice, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160-0759 or the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 330, Truckee, CA 96161.


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