Obituary: Fries, Jim
After a courageous three year battle with cancer, Jim passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Friday, April 13, 2012. Jim was born August 30, 1953 in Spokane, WA. He grew up in Harrington, WA and graduated high school there in 1971. Growing up, he worked in his family’s auto repair business. He carried on the family tradition by first purchasing a Chevron station in Davenport, WA at age 22; then again in Bonners Ferry, ID where he owned and operated his second Chevron station with his wife, Cheryl, for over 31 years. Jim loved adventurist and unique activities. His passions included: hunting, archery, soccer, snowmobiling, tearing up the roads on the Harley Davidson; and of course, his beloved favorite football team, the Seattle Seahawks- win or lose. Jim is survived by his wife Cheryl of 35 years, his two sons, Jeff with his wife Jen of Post Falls, ID; and Richard with his wife Brandy of Port Orchard, WA; his parents Jerry and Joan Fries and his siblings, Mike Fries, Mel Fries, Laura Hunt, and Dale Luders. Because of their assistance in times of need, Jim requested that support be shown by donations made to the Boundary County Ambulance and/or Bonners Ferry Fire Departments. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Great Northwest Territories facility off Highway 95, milepost 498, near Naples, ID.