Condolences from the Watts family to all of Jim's family. It's sad to lose someone like him. I'll remember him as a kind and gentle person who always had a smile on his face.
Jim will be missed, Jim and I were class mates at Bellingham high school and I also saw him a lot running the backhoe at Puget Power.....he was a great person and a huge lose......my prayers are with the family.
I knew Jim while working for Puget Power. He was working for Pottle and he would do excavation work for us while we were doing underground work.
When he dug a hole for a concrete vault, we never had to do any fine tuning on it to be at grade. He was the one f the best back hoe operators I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
I was in San Antonio Texas visiting the Alamo several years back with my sister and brother, and we were walking around the "river walk" and wanted some ice cream and saw a baskin robbins. We started to walk to it and a policeman said the street was blocked off for an event on the river walk. He said there was another Baskin Robbins around the corner and up the street. We walked to that one and there was Jim getting ice cream! We chatted a bit and laughed and went on our way!