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James Carr Mott

05/21/1952 to 02/09/2014


James Mott

Jim was born in Ontario, Oregon to Bill and Margaret Mott. Known by Jim, Jimmer, or Mottley, he grew up in Astoria, Oregon. He was a standout football and basketball player for the Astoria Fisherman and later went on to play football for Oregon State University (1970-73). Jim was a history teacher and coach at Centennial High School in Gresham from 1975 to 2005. He loved hunting, fishing, dogs, the outdoors, sports, and the OSU Beavers. He is survived by his wife Patty of 31 years, sons Andy (wife Jessie) and Alex, sister Margaret Cone, and many nieces and nephews. His parents and brother Bill preceded him in death. There will be an open house celebration of Jim’s life on March 1, 1-4pm at St. Henry’s Catholic Church Gymnasium, Gresham. Donations can be made to RMEF or a charity of your choice. Please visit www.anewtradition.com for more details.