James R. Anable passed away on May 3, 2017, at Hospice House in Bellingham, WA. Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September and kept his hopeful outlook until the end of his fight.
Jim always showed enormous love and support for his family and friends. He gave to many charities and every year he would buy out most of the Denny’s Christmas Auction to support his favorite bar and the efforts they made to help people in need. Among his joys in life were traveling and photography. Jim vacationed in Maui on a regular basis and made many friends throughout his years there and we know he will be greatly missed.
Jim graduated from Bellingham High School in 1960. He served in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1964, graduated from WWU in 1970, and worked for Arco, as a Senior Lab Technician until he retired in 1995. Jim was an active member of the ARCO/BP Retirees Club and The Alumni Association at Western Washington University.
Jim is survived by his three brothers: Dan Anable and wife Kay, Greg Anable and wife Kathy, and Mike Anable, along with his nieces Tracy Anable and Jennifer Anable, and grandniece Emily Morgan.
A casual summer afternoon memorial service will be held to honor Jim on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm, at Greenacres, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale, WA.