James Harter Obituary

James Frederick Harter
James Frederick Harter

November 17, 1941 - November 11, 2017
Born in White Salmon, Washington
Resided in Vancouver, Washington
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November 17, 1941 ~ November 11, 2017

James Frederick Harter passed away on November 11, 2017 at the age of 75. James is survived by his wife Terri; his son Tim and wife Tracy; daughter Tina and her husband Rob; his four grandsons James, Nic, Zachary and Travis.
After high school Jim served his country as a member of the Unites States Marine Corp until 1967 and ultimately retired as a Longshoreman in 2002.
Jim was a beloved husband and father who was always there for his family. He took a very active role in his children's love of sports, by coaching both of his children in baseball and softball. If Jim wasn't coaching he was umpiring, ensuring that all children had the opportunity to play ball.

Throughout his life, he continued to support his veteran brothers and sisters in many ways. He joined the 40 et 8 and went through the ranks becoming Chef de Gare. He also joined the American Legion, ultimately becoming American Legion Post 14 Commander. As the City of Vancouver's Committee Chairman, Jim was instrumental in bringing the Medal of Honor recipients annual reunion to Vancouver. Several times he was the Chairman of the annual Veterans Day Parade; ensuring local veterans were recognized for their service.

A Celebration of his life is being held Friday, November 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 14, 4607 NE St James Rd, Vancouver, WA 98663. Everyone is welcome to join his family for this celebration. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Friends of Hospice organization.

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Celebration Of Life
American Legion Smith-Reynolds Post 14
4607 NE St. James Road
Vancouver, Washington Clark 98661
Friday, November 17, 2017
2:00 PM