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James Zevely



James Kenneth Zevely was born to Kenneth Arnold Zevely and Ruby Rosella (Vallett) Zevely on May 8, 1923 in Bend, Oregon.

He passed away September 2, 2012 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Oregon. His children, Jim and Barbara, were with him at his passing.

Jim lived in Bend until he was five or so. His father was a telegrapher for S. P. & S. Railway so they moved around. They lived in Stevenson, Washington where Jim’s grandparents lived. They settled in Goldendale, where Jim went to high school. He played basketball, football and was in track. He graduated from high school in 1942.

After graduation he entered the Army in February of 1943. He was a clerk typist, Sharps...

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