James William Bushong



James William Bushong, 99, passed on July 25, 2010.



In his youth, Jimmy was a nationally recognized public links golfer and continued to enjoy golf into his 90s. He won the Hawaii State Senior Golf Championship twice, shot his age twice, once at 73 and once at 77, and had a lifetime record of 9 holes-in-one.



Dr. Bushong was a distinguished educator. He held school positions in Elgin, Imbler, Nyssa, and Bend, Ore.; Grosse Pointe, Mich.; and Honolulu, Hawaii. During World War II he served in the Navy. After retiring from education, he was a stockbroker for 15 years.



He and his wife, Vicky, moved to Medford, Ore., in 1989. Jim was the father of four daughters; grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of 19 2/3; and great-great-grandfather of one.



A family memorial celebration will be held on March 28, 2011, which would have been his 100th birthday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, or the Rogue Valley Manor, Health Center Fund.