James Benton Jolliff

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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James Benton Jolliff died March 6, 2021 in Puyallup, Washington.

He was born in Lewistown, Montana, June 5, 1932 to Artie and Georgia Chewning Jolliff. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Edith Betts (Tinker), daughters Beverly Meagher, Donna Healy (Tim) and Dorothy Marty (Gregg). Grandchildren: Francis, Shawn, Kelly, Raymond, Meghan, Austin, Ashley and Stephanie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jim served in the Army in Korea and Japan from 1951 to 1953. He and Tinker were married Nov. 3, 1958. Jim worked for United States Gypsum in Lewistown, and Empire, Nevada. In 1957, he moved to Seattle, Washington where he worked for Kaiser Gypsum. He retired to Gig Harbor, Washington in 1991, working for James Hardie Gypsum.

Jim bowled in three leagues, winning many trophies. He and Tinker traveled all over the U.S. plus London, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. They spent many summers at their place in Superior, Montana. He is interred in the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.