Jim was born January 18, 1943 in McMinnville Oregon to Lloyd and Virginia Arvidson and was the second of four boys. He was raised in Gresham Oregon and graduated from Centennial High School in 1961. He was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam in the First Cavalry Division. After being discharged from the Army Jim went to work for Harold Kelly Appliances and later went to work Bernard Food Industries where he was a territory salesman for 46 years.
Jim was an extraordinary athlete not only in high school but later in life as an avid golfer and a championship dart player. Jim also loved cars and was a collector of several classic cars.
Jim is survived by his wife Claudia of 37 years, daughter Audrey Quinn, stepson Paul Hermanson, brothers Tom of Mill Valley California, Peter (Margie) of Portland, Joe (Kay) of Salem, granddaughters Kaili and Jamie and three great grandchildren.
Anyone who met Jim Arvidson soon realized that he was a kind and loving individual who was always in a good mood. We will forever miss Jim as a husband, a dad, a brother and as a friend.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.