James “Jim” Lloyd Woolman, 58, of Arlington, Wash., died May 1, 2010 in his residence after a two-year battle with kidney cancer.
Woolman was born Feb. 3, 1952, in Spokane, Wash., to Lloyd and Elizabeth Woolman. On June 10, 1972, he married Janiece Widman, of Winona Lake, Ind., who survives.
The Woolman family moved to Winona Lake in 1956. Jim graduated from Warsaw Christian School in 1964, Warsaw Community High School in 1970, Grace College in 1974, and Summa Cum Laude from Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma, Wash., in 1987.
In 1979, he began a Christian academy in Des Moines, Iowa, before moving to Washington in 1983 to train for the pastorate. He spent his life in the ministry and Christian education.
Also surviving are nine children: Heather (and spouse Richard) Mayer, Lake Stevens, Wash.; Joshua (and spouse Sarah) Woolman, Stanwood, Wash.; Adam, Daniel, Micah, Hope and Heidi Woolman, all of Marysville, Wash.; Caleb (and spouse Becky) Woolman, Mount Vernon, Wash.; Hannah Woolman, Lynnwood, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and a brother Gary (and spouse Becky Kent) Woolman, Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents. His father, Lloyd Woolman, long-time coach, athletic director, and dean of men at Grace College, died in February, 2009, at age 84.
A memorial service was held at Allen Creek Community Church, Marysville, Washington.