James Douglas Hashagen, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away November 26, 2018. He was born in Renton on December 28, 1933 to Lester and Alice Hashagen.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn and is survived by his two daughters Kathy Dawn Hashagen and Jean Lynn Farrington (Larry); his grandchildren Michael Ryan Farrington (Kendyll) and Julie Marie Marsh (Zack); and three great grandchildren Alivia, Camille, and Parker Marsh.
Jim attended school in Kent and married Marilyn, his wife of 57 happy years on October 21, 1955. Jim worked on the family dairy farm in Kent until 1966 when they moved to Auburn and he went to work with Marilyn’s father building bridges. A few years later he began working for the Washington State Department of Transportation at the Geneva, Kent and Enumclaw yards for 30 years until he retired at 63. During his time there, credentialed transportation engineers came to him for experienced, common sense advice.
In addition to spending time in his garden, creating beautiful furniture and cabinets filled his busy days. Retirement allowed Marilyn and Jim to adventure with the motorhome, making several trips throughout the states and Mexico, including Alaska. His morning walks in Game Farm Park, most often in the company of a miniature schnauzer continued for more than 22 years until just before he passed.
Jim was a strong, quiet, kind and hardworking man who cared for his family and friends throughout his life. Though he will be missed and remembered always, there will be no memorial service in accordance with his request. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National MS Society Greater NW Chapter. www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/WAS/Donate