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James A. Spring Burleigh passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus May 12, 2017. His family was with him. Jim was born the fourth child to Ebert and Nellie Spring on Feb. 19, 1937 in Bend. At the age of four years he was adopted by his maternal aunt and uncle. He met the love of his life, Patricia Stokoe in 1952 and they were married three years later. Jim held several engineering positions until he retired from Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, OR. He had long dreamed of retiring to a warm climate, so he and Pat moved to Yuma, AZ for 13 years. They returned to Oregon once again for health reasons. Jim is survived by Pat, his wife of 61 ½ years; daughter, Cynthia (Randy) of Chico, CA; daughter, Brinda (Scott) of Las Vegas and son, Jeff of Bend. Their youngest child, Marcelle Cerise, died in 1984. Jim and Pat were blessed with six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the good people of Aspen Ridge and Partners in Care Hospice for their love and support. At Jim’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements were entrusted to Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend. Please visit the online registry for Jim at www.niswonger-reynolds.com.

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