In Memoriam: James Alvin Roth (April 8, 1949 – Oct. 17, 2021)

November 2021 Posted in Obituary

Jim Roth was born to Alvin and Elizabeth Roth on April 8, 1949 in Silverton, Oregon. He passed away in the early morning hours on Oct. 17, 2021 at the age of 72. 

He went to elementary school at Silver Crest and attended Silverton Union High School where he participated in football, baseball and wrestling – where he finished his senior season as a state finalist. 

Jim received his Bachelor’s degree from Pacific University in 1972 where he wrestled, played football and golf. He received his Master’s in Education from Lewis and Clark University in 1977. 

He taught at Sherman County High School and Lebanon High School before getting the opportunity to return to Silverton as a PE and Health Teacher. At Silverton, Jim coached football and wrestling. Later, Jim worked for Contel and the Salem school district.

Jim started the Silverton Mat Club in 1976 and was part of a group that brought Boys & Girls Club football to Silverton. During retirement, Jim worked on his farm and enjoyed time with his grandkids.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Celeste; his children, Jamie (Sarah) and Jodi (Eric); his grandchildren, Emma and Hayden; his siblings, Vicki Cronin, Don (Diane), Dan (Tammy) and Becky (Chuck) Ramage; and many nieces and nephews and friends. 

A funeral service was held Oct. 29 at St. Paul’s Church. 

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