Marion Glen "Jim" Leeds
September 21, 2023
Marion Glen "Jim" Leeds died on Sept 12, 2023 at Alpine way in Shelton. He was 91. Jim was born in Council Grove Kansas on June 26, 1932. His parents were Glen and Jennie (Bronaugh) Leeds. He joined a sister Arlene.
The family moved from Kansas to escape the dust bowl and lived for a while in Wenatchee and the Methow Valley in Eastern Washington, before moving to the Agate area in Mason County. They were joined at this time by their younger brother Bobby.
Jim graduated from Irene S. Reid High School in 1950. He then went to work for Simpson Timber Company. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1955, serving on the St. Paul and was honorably discharged in 1957. He always talked about how much he loved the Navy and seeing all the faraway places.
He moved back to Shelton where he resumed working for Simpson Timber Company as a machinist until his retirement after 41 years.
Jim loved to do wood working projects in his shop, making many beautiful things for his family and friends. He helped several family members with their building projects as well. He loved to garden and to walk his dogs at the airport multiple times a day.
Those surviving him are his brother Bobby Leeds (Phil Tobias) of Olympia, his niece, Ginger Medley Brooks of Shelton and her friend Glen Latham, three children from a previous marriage; Mike, James and Kathy Leeds, his step-daughters Nancy Johnson (Mike) of Henderson, NV and Shelley Chappell (David Werther) of Olympia, WA, also, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents, his sister and brother-in-law Arlene and Jerry Medley, his wife of 44 years, Charlene Leeds, who died on April 18, 2023, and his beloved Lab Abbey.
A celebration of the lives of Jim and Charlene will be held Saturday, September 23rd 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church located at 1212 Connection Street in Shelton.