Chief James D. Souudt, Jr. passed away at his home with his family around him on July 28, 2012, one week and one day before his 75th birthday.
He joined the United States Coast Guard in 1954 and retired in 1974. He worked several lifeboat stations on the Oregon Coast, and on the Northwind Ice Breaker from 1960-1962. He also did two tours in Vietnam on the Basswood, a buoy tender in Guam.
James is survived by his loving wife, Rhae, and by his loving children, Barbara Liâ€™l-Jon, Joyce Russell, Vivian Stoudt, and James D. Stoudt III; and by his loving grandchildren, Dallas Stoudt, Tia Richmond, Darrell Russell, and James D. Stoudt IV.
He is also survived by his mother, Myra Mueller; three half- sisters, one half-brother, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mr. James D. Stoudt, Jr., was Wednesday and Thursday, August 1 and 2 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville.
The graveside service was Friday, August 3 at the Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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