James Elvig was born in Bellingham, Washington, in 1946 and died in a Phoenix, Arizona, Trauma Center on Feb. 3, 2023, as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident earlier that day. He graduated from Bellingham High School and served in Viet Nam and Korea. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1977 and practiced in Bellingham for 20 years before retiring to Twisp.
Jim loved God, his family, his friends, fishing, animals, helping others, adventures in the outdoors and many creative pursuits. He spent many days and nights in the wilderness on horseback, built beautiful log furniture, forged Damascus Steel knives, assembled his own gourd banjo and cigar box guitar, could repair just about anything and happily shared his know-how with anyone who needed him. Jim was intelligent, inquisitive and motivated and had a joyful, generous spirit. He was quick to apologize as well as to forgive. He was a storyteller extraordinaire. Jim’s humor, compassion and kindness will always be remembered and treasured.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ken and Margaret Elvig, his son Jason, brother Paul and brother John. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Twisp, his grandson Jake, his brother Dan and numerous other relatives.
A memorial service with military honors was held in Ferndale, Washington. Locally, please come join us for a celebration of Jim’s life, with refreshments to follow, on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 1 p.m., Cascade Bible Church, 1119 E. Methow Valley Highway, Twisp.
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If you wish to make a memorial contribution in Jim’s name the family requests you support the Paws4Vets program of the Paws4People organization in Wilmington, North Carolina, at paws4people.org and reference Paws4Vets and Jim’s name in the comment/note section.