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James Ural Gossett

June 17, 1930 - April 25, 2013

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James Ural Gossett, 82, of Silverton, Oregon died April 25, 2013 in his sleep. Jim was born in Taft, California to James Ural Gossett and Fannie Jackson Burk.

Jim retired as a lieutenant after a long career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and moved to Oregon. Jim enjoyed traveling in his motor home across the continental United States and to Alaska. Jim will be remembered for his unique personality, generosity, and great laugh.

Surviving family members include: his sister, Betty Jo Swank, and brother-in-law, William E. Swank; step children and grandchildren; in-laws; and many nieces, nephews, and countless long-time cherished friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Charlie, Tom, and Delbert (Dink); his first wife, Carol Ann Brown (he met her in junior high school); and his second wife, Carol Ann Peterson, the love of his life.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.