James Alfred LOOMIS 1933 ~ 2010 Jim Loomis finished his race and went into the open arms of Jesus while surrounded by his adoring family on January 1, 2010. Raised in Kansas City, MO, Jim was an eagle scout and a track star, setting a high school record that is yet to be broken. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1955 and entered the U.S. Air Force with his new bride, Maryvern, at his side. After his service in the Air Force, Captain Loomis flew for Hughes Air West, and, eventually finished his career flying for Northwest Airlines. A long time resident of Bellevue, WA, Jim served as an elder at Westminster Chapel and shared his knowledge and expertise in the sound and media ministry there. Because of God's work through Jim, many lives were touched and God was honored. His education in communications and fascination with electronics, eventually led him to build and operate Triad Recording Studios in Redmond, WA. After moving to Whidbey Island in 1992, he and Maryvern graciously welcomed guests to their beautiful home, the North Island Bed and Breakfast. Guests were treated to a level of excellence and hospitality that made them feel like friends rather than customers. He and Maryvern attended Family Bible Church in Oak Harbor where Jim was soon running the media department again, happily sharing his gifts in that area. Jim loved his family. He loved to spend time with all of them doing whatever they enjoyed most, whether it was hunting and fishing, playing baseball, watching movies, setting off fireworks, or playing hide and seek. His best friend, his wife, Maryvern was the person he adored most. His family's lives were better and happier because he was there. Above all, Jim loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart. His life was spent looking for ways to share that love. Jim's way was to perform acts of service. If anyone he knew had a task they needed help with, he was there to do it, from watering their yard, to fixing their computer, to installing dimmers and lighting. He honored God and served as an example of Christ's love and generosity to us. Jim is survived by his loyal and loving wife of 54 years, Maryvern Loomis, and his adoring family, Greg and Ivana Loomis and Chad Howard of Ketchum, ID, Andy and Julie, Sam and Annie Loomis of Everett, WA. His many friends and his family miss him and look forward to the day we're reunited in heaven. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8 at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, WA. Sign Jim's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from January 7 to January 8, 2010.