In Memory


Jim Worby

Dear Cadets,

This is getting to be an all to familar task.  Another classmate, Jim Worbly, has passed away.  Here is his obituary as it was seen in the Herald.  For all those who knew Jim, please share your memories.

Daniel James (Jim) Worby

On December 16, 2014 Daniel James (Jim) Worby, our beloved brother, uncle and friend went home to be with the Lord. He was born December 1, 1958 in Yakima, WA to Doris Elaine (Putman) Worby and Daniel Thomas (Dan) Worby. He was the oldest of their three children. The close-knit bond he shared with his brother and sister is one they will forever hold in their hearts. He attended Yakima Schools, graduating from Eisenhower High School in 1978. He worked as a welder/fabricator here in the valley, most recently with manufacturing for many years.


Jim is survived by his sister, Jean Black; brother, George (Tami) Worby; nieces, and nephews, Karie (Dan) Deatherage, Mandy Worby, Jake (Sarah) McLean-Black, Robyn Black (finance Josh) and Brandon (Ashley) Black; great nieces, Hailey, Kylee, Lexi, Mikayla, Brooklynn, and Aurora; aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He devoted his life to his family, his dogs, and always placed others before himself. He had a true servant’s heart that could never be replaced or duplicated. We will all cherish the moments of love, constant laughs, and wisdom that only he could provide. We are heartbroken he has gone so soon and wish with all our hearts that we could have him back here with us, but we take comfort in knowing he will be spending Christmas with Jesus and his loving parents. We love you uncle Jim and will keep you with us always.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Elaine (Putman) Worby, his father, Daniel Thomas (Dan) Worby, 4 months ago, and his brother in law, Rob Black.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 9 a.m. at Langevin -- El Paraso Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. To share a memory of Daniel, visit

The family would like to thank the staff at Selah Family Medicine for their loving care and a special thank you to Rachel at Langevin -- El Paraso Funeral Home for her kind, loving treatment. We would also like to thank Jim and Sharon Darr for providing Jim with a work environment that was nothing short of family. You are all truly appreciated by our family.

“For the Lord will be your everlasting light, and God will be your glory. Your sun will never set again and your moon will wane no more. The Lord will be your everlasting light and your days of sorrow will end.”

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12/22/14 03:37 PM #1    

Terri Carroll (Suzuki)

I'm so sad to hear of my good friend's passing. Jim was a loyal friend and wonderful person. He also was truly, deeply, funny and real joy to be around. He mainly hung out in the Future Farmers of America offices and the welding room in high school. He was (at that time) the youngest person in the state of Washington to earn his welding certificate and could do complicated welds that many long-time professionals cound not. He taught me how to weld and to play poker.

Jim hung out with my family a lot in high school and even went on vacation with us. He was so much fun and seemed so wise, even back then. I remember one time my mom invited Jim to have dinner with us. He was so delighted but I tried to temper his delight because he didn't yet know that my mother was the worst cook in the world.

After dinner (a horrible salt-less affair, slightly burnt), My mother, fishing for a compliment, asked Jim how the dinner was. He smiled that huge smile of his, and gave her the best compliment he could think up: "It was better than k rations, Mam! "

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