James Milton Grow

10/17/1932 — 04/04/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Mansfield, Texas

James Milton Grow

James Milton Grow, 74 of Richland, passed away on April 4, 2007 at Richland Rehabilitation Center in Richland. He was born on October 17, 1932 in Mansfield, Texas. During his earlier years he left Texas when he was 9, via Arkansas and Nebraska, the family arrived in Richland on Nov 5, 1943. They lived in the construction town of Hanford until they moved into their B house on Marshall.

Jim went to school in Richland for most of his elementary, junior high years, and was a Richland Bomber. He joined the army on August 11, 1952 and was honorably discharged on July 27, 1955. James retired as a Mechanical Engineer. He was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge. Jim and loved the Tri-Cities area and returned here after a living in California for many years. He and his wife Dorothy traveled the world extensively and enjoyed their time together tremendously.

Jim was a regular at some the wonderful eateries in this area such as the Sage Port Grille and The Coffee Nook. Everyone who worked there knew him by name and took loving care of him after he suffered the loss of his wife. They always knew exactly how he enjoyed his iced tea.

Jim lost his wife on December 31st, 2006 after a short battle with breast cancer. He just could not recover from the shock and was not able to live without her. He loved her dearly.

He is survived by daughter and family: Dana Elizabeth Burns, and son-in-law - Larry Alan Burns, grandchildren - Kylee Alyssa Burns and Nicholas Alan Burns all of Deer Park, WA. Sister and family: Nansi Bainard & husband Dale Bainard of Richland, WA Their daughters Kim Thackray of Corvallis Oregon and Susan Bainard of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Niece and family: Nanette Duncan of Richland, WA her sons Terry Duncan, John Duncan both of Richland and daughter Elizabeth Ann Duncan of Seattle, WA. Sister-in-law: Angela Mostof of Richland, her children Mimi Mostof of Richland, son Phil Mostof of California. Brother-in-law: Bob Lexa of Ohio, his sons and their families.

Jim is preceded in death by his loving wife of 36 years Dorothy Ann Grow. Mother Fannie Lou Grow and father Clarence Grow. His sisters Marjorie Hassler-Jones, Elizabeth Schmidt, and Ann Grow who passed away when she was a baby.

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  • Our deepest sympathy to Jim Grow’s famiily. Dana, we were so touched by the obituary you wrote for your father and Dorothy. They were a devoted couple and it is nice to remember them together.

    Fondly,

    Ken & Rosemary Merckx

    Kenneth & Rosemary Merckx
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Our deepest sympathy to Jim Grow’s famiily. Dana, we were so touched by the obituary you wrote for your father and Dorothy. They were a devoted couple and it is nice to remember them together.

    Fondly,

    Ken & Rosemary Merckx

    Kenneth & Rosemary Merckx
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To the entire Grow family, our prayers and thoughts go out to you from our family. Dana and I have cherished a very wonderful friendship during the past nine years with Jim and Dorothy. We enjoyed our times together as they would share visual thoughts of their exciting adventures and travels throughout the world. I enjoyed Jim’s companionship during lodge meetings at the Richland Masonic Lodge. We would sit for long periods of time discussing the collection of firearms, a hobby of Jim’s. Then for laughs, we would share about ten minutes of politics before having to switch subjects.

    To my friend I just want to say “Thank You” for your friendship. It was a true friendship that I hope to enjoy again with you someday. I know that you and Dorothy are with Jesus and in a much better place. You will never be forgotten Jim, for I will recall the great memories of enjoyment that we shared together. Until the day comes when we sit together to once again share stories of adventures, travels and life in general, I will be thinking of you.

    Farewell my friend.

    Larry and DanaTaylor
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We became better acquainted with Jim & Dorothy when they returned to the Tri-Cities. Enjoyed working with them both on 1951 class reunions. We considered them good fiends. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family during your difficult times.

    Sincerely, Doreen & Gene

    Waldkoetter

    Doreen Waldkoetter
    November 4, 2014
    Green, Valley, AZ, US
  • Jim, Was a good friend and a great person He will be missed.

    Earl& Loretta Brown

    Earl&Loretta Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US