December 8, 2004

James Knowles USNR Ret.
Green Bluff, Washington

Memorial service for James Knowles, 61, will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Green Bluff Grange. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Knowles, who was born in McMinnville, Ore., died Thursday December 2, 2004.

He served in the US Navy for 27 years, including six years on the USS Skagit and 21 years in the reserves. He also served 16 years as a member of the Navy color guard and volunteering as an officer in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Mr. Knowles worked for Kaiser Aluminum for 33 years at the Trentwood Plant as an electrical engineer in charge of predictive maintenance.

He was a resident of Green Bluff for 20 years and served seven years as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for Fire District 4.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Jacque; a daughter, Jennifer Knowles of Spokane; four sons, Jamie Knowles, Shad Panter, Andy Kelly and Troy Anglin all of Spokane; 10 siblings, Alice Rules, Vivian Hyslop, Robert, Butch, Duane, Ken, Joe, Ed and Susan Knowles and Anita Tuller; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.