James "Jim" L. Cavanaugh died on August 5, 2014 at the age of 75. Jim was born on April 27, 1939 in Portland, Oregon to William and Wilma (Wight) Cavanaugh.
Jim graduated from Portland Union Academy (now called Portland Adventist Academy) in 1956. He graduated from Portland State University with his BA degree.
In 1994 Jim married Donna Todhunter in Portland.
Jim was a member of Hood View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Boring, Oregon. He was involved with the interfaith group of greater Portland.
Jim enjoyed hiking, mountain climbing, playing his trombone and viola, and singing in the Adventist Men's Chorus. He enjoyed his travels with musical groups to Germany, Scandinavia and Romania.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Donna, of Portland, OR., daughter, Shelagh Cavanaugh, Oregon City, OR., son, Brian Cavanaugh, Cloverdale, OR., son, Kerry Cavanaugh, Battleground, WA. step-daughter, Jenny Severance, Scappoose, OR., step-daughter, Sharon Vieregg, Lake Oswego, OR., step-son, Kent Sheets, Gresham, OR., step-daughter, Kim Sargent, Aloha, OR., and step-son, Jeffrey Sheets, San Diego, CA, and his many grandchildren and his one great granddaughter.
Donations may be given to the Adventist Frontier Missions, for the Freeman Project in Ireland, P.O. Box 286, Berren Springs, Michigan 49103.
A celebration of Jim's Life will be on Saturday, August 9th at 2:00 pm at Hood View Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 26775 SE Kelso Rd. in Boring, Oregon.