Jim Snook, longtime resident of Klamath known for his outdoor sports cartoons, died peacefully at age 85 at his home in Rocky Point. Born in Concordia, Kansas, Jim grew up in Hillsboro, OR, where he met and married Loretta Steward. Jim served in the Korean War with the Air Force, and earned degrees in art education and outdoor education from SOC, and taught art at Eagle Point High for many years before pursuing the cartoon business full-time. A lifelong artist, Jim was a master oil painter and photographer who also enjoyed playing guitar, and telling stories. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Roshia Belle Snook, brother Ivan Snook and sisters Betty Snook and Evelyn Holmes, and great granddaughter Aurora Ekstrom. He is survived by his wife, Loretta, of Rocky Point, OR; sister Janice Hodencamp of Prineville, OR; brothers Dale Snook of Klamath Falls, OR; Bill Snook of Buckeye, AZ; Edward Snook of Fruitland, ID; Ron Snook of Creswell, OR; and Mike Snook of Seaside, OR; children Teresa Snook of Butte Falls, OR; Matthew Snook of Portland, OR; Laurie Brain of Chiloquin, OR; and Christy Snook of Rocky Point, OR; twenty grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
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