Longtime Mazama Jim Craig passed away at the age of 96 on October 25, 2017. Mountain climbing and downhill skiing were Jim's passions. Jim joined the Mazamas in 1954. He received many Mazama climbing and leadership awards including the Guardian Peaks in 1955, the Oregon Cascades in 1957, and the 16 Major Northwest Peaks in 1959.
Jim was a lecturer and instructor for the Mazama Basic Climbing School between 1959 and 1972. With his good friends, Don Eastman, Clint and Dorothy Harrington, and his children, he climbed well over 150 peaks and skied at over 140 areas in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The First Baptist Church in McMinnville will hold a memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017. Memorial donations are suggested to the church or scholarships for kids through the McMinnville Kiwanis Club. To leave condolences, please visit www.macyandson.com.