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JAMES MATTHEW PFEIFER
March 6, 1964 ~ March 2, 2013
" James was all about family and friends."
James Matthew Pfeifer passed away on Sat., March 2, 2013, surrounded by his family at the age of 48. He was born in Vancouver, WA to Russell and Ruby Pfeifer. He spent his life growing up in Ridgefield, WA and graduated in 1983 from Ridgefield High School.
James married his loving wife, Pam Butler on Sept. 27, 1997. They welcomed their son, Wil Matthew Pfeifer on Jan. 21, 2000 and their daughter, Hope Mary Katherine Pfeifer on Dec. 21, 2003.
He loved to cook, fish, build beautiful furniture, spelunk, hike, sled, cook some more and play Scrabble with Pam. He had a generous spirit and did many things for people without ever asking for praise. As a young boy, he was a town favorite because of his social charm and helpful ways. Again, not so much praise was needed, but he never refused the cookies.
For the people that knew James,
an empty spot will always be in our hearts.
James is survived by his wife and children; and his six siblings, Ellen Carey, Catherine Hughes, Jerome Pfeifer, Sandra Young, Sally Pfeifer and Anne Peitz.
He was preceded in death by both parents; and a brother, Phillip.
A Celebration of Life for James will be held at the "Pickled Heron" in Ridgefield, WA on Sat., March 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Please come and feast and share your stories-everyone is welcome. The family is putting together a book of all online posts under FaceBook, "Friends of James Pfeifer". If you have anything you would like to add, please go online as it will be included for his children to read and remember their dad.
We would like to thank the Ray Hickey Hospice House for their compassion and care of our dear James.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on March 6, 2013