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James "Jim" Romine

March 4, 2021


James Romine,63, of La Grande, died at his home on March 4, 2021.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021  - 1:00 p.m. at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway, Oregon.

James "Jim' Russell Romine was born on October 18, 1957 in La Grande, Oregon to David and Ora "Skip" (Hendrix) Romine. He attended Greenwood Elementary School and graduated from La Grande High School in June of 1976. Jim then joined the US Army attending the Ordnance Center School in November of 1976, then going on to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He served at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in the Hospital Food Service in 1978.

In 1980 he met and married his wife, Chae. Together they had Jon and Tom. His career continued in the Army, being stationed at Fort Sherman in Panama 1982. He completed his eight-year tour at Fort Campbell Kentucky, where he received his discharge.

Jim went to work for a short time with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Parks. His talent in maintenance took him to Lynch Motors for about a decade, then he worked for Goss Motors for four years.

Jim had a very likeable personality. His life skills were learned early. Jim enjoyed motorcycle riding in the mountains, tinkering with his bike and was a very good cook. Jim loved to FISH. He was proud of his boys and loved them very much.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, James and Eva (Buchanan) Hendrix and Oliver Russell and Carrie (Houston) Romine.

Jim is survived by his sons, Thomas Dongsu and Jonathan Russell Romine and his parents, David and Skip Romine; brother Dave Romine and lots of extended family.

 For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Jim, the family suggests the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.  Online condolences may be shared at


Memorial Service
April 2, 2021

1:00 PM
Pine Valley Presbyterian Church (Oregon)

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