Jim Hoffecker, a resident of Boise, Idaho, passed away October 11th, 2018, at Salem Hospital after collapsing October 8th at the home of his mother, Florence "Rikki" Hoffecker, of the Victor Point area, where he and his wife and seven dogs were visiting. In addition to his mother, Jim is survived by his father, Gary Hoffecker, of Oxford, Georgia, and his wife of twenty-two years, Dianna, and her children, Leroy and Danelle, and their families.
Jim was born December 15, 1963, in Los Gatos, California. He lived in Salem for a number of years before moving with his mother and father to the Victor Point area, graduating from Silverton High School in 1982. He attended Eastern Oregon University for two years before joining the Navy, serving some time in Japan. Upon leaving the Navy Jim returned to La Grande to finish his college education at E0U.
Jim is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Jim and Deanna Epley, his aunt Gloria Van Oyen, his aunt and uncle Ann and Richard Moore, and numerous cousins, as well as his dogs, cats, raccoons and Goaty, his pygmy Angora goat. He was preceded in death by his much loved grandparents, Forrest and Gladys Epley.
Jim's wife and mother wish to thank the ICU doctors and staff at Salem Hospital for their care and thoughtfulness throughout Jim's stay there, and especially appreciated the staff members who lined the hallway to honor him as an organ donor. Special thanks are also owing to retired pastor Jerry Sloan and his wife Jo, both of whom brought so much comfort to us.
It was Jim's wish to be cremated, and the staff at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Home helped the family through that and beyond.
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