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1953 James 2021

James Giger

September 28, 1953 — April 24, 2021

James Ralph Giger

September 28, 1953 - April 24, 2021

Husband - Father - Brother

Jim Giger was born and raised in Port Townsend, Washington. He lived most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest areas of Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. He would pass as the age of 67 in Sun City West, Arizona where he enjoyed the last eight years of his life.

Jim never met a stranger, his smile was infectious, it lit up every room. He was known for his kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness of others. He was a curious man, who many would agree, was nearly compulsive in his attention to detail and had a far reaching memory. He was a guy of adventure, exploring different parts of the world. Sailing was a part of his earlier life. He was an enthusiastic rugby player, sports fisherman and bicyclist. His curiosity made him an avid reader. There is not doubt he lived life to the fullest; sadly he would pass from fourth stage pancreatic cancer just months away from retirement.

Jim's career spanned over forty years in sales, offering him extensive worldwide travel For the past several years Jim was the Regional Sales Leader for Owens Corning. In recognition of his high level of achievements he earned a position in the Chairman's club three years ago. He was greatly respected and adored by his customers and colleagues. Jim invested in people, mentoring and teaching countless team members throughout his career.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jana Kay (Clark), his daughter Hanna Giger and partner Nadya Glizina, his brother Richard Giger and wife Janet (Redding) Giger, sister Darlene (Giger) Hermes and partner Ron Lee, his sister-in-law Claudia (Clark) Black and mother-in-law Lee (Clark) Gilmore. He is also survived by his stepdaughter Katie and husband Brad Elkin and granddaughter Blake, his stepson Sean Laughman and grandson Beau as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother Harriet (Giger) Halterman and his father Albert Ralph Giger.

A family Celebration of Life will occur at a later time.

Acknowledgements and comments to family and friends in honor of Jim may be made on the funeral home website Guest Book at

Donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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