In Memory of

John James Welch

October 8, 1927–June 14, 2019

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About John James Welch

John James Welch, 91, passed away June 14, 2019 at his home in Keizer, Oregon. Jim was born in Cowley, Wyoming to John and Clara Welch on October 8,1927. He married Patricia Holyoak on April 2,1945. They had 5 children – Joan, Anne (John), John (Joyce), Gary, and Paul (Paula); 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

They lived in Lovell, Wyoming where Jim worked at the Brick and Tile, also as a plumber and builder and on road construction.

They moved to Rozet, Wyoming where he operated a gas plant and later worked in the oil field with Kissack and Gilland.

After moving to Oregon, Jim worked for his son, Gary, at New Line Construction. He retired at age 80. Jim, a special person to all who knew him, will be missed.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents – John and Clara, siblings – Thora, Willard, Sarah, Elenor, B, and Bessie.

Interment will be private. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.