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In Memory of

James H. Tveit

March 29, 1947 - August 26, 2017

Obituary


James H Tveit, Jr died on August 26, 2017 at age 70 in his home in Marysville, Washington from complications of diabetes.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota, March 29, 1947, to James H Tveit, Sr and Dorothy B (Tveit) Johnson, Jim was an extraordinary student. Remarkably, at the age of 13, he built an electron microscope and from that point forward knew what his career path would be. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1975 from the University of Washington after serving in the Navy for six years.

During his...

James H Tveit, Jr died on August 26, 2017 at age 70 in his home in Marysville, Washington from complications of diabetes.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota, March 29, 1947, to James H Tveit, Sr and Dorothy B (Tveit) Johnson, Jim was an extraordinary student. Remarkably, at the age of 13, he built an electron microscope and from that point forward knew what his career path would be. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1975 from the University of Washington after serving in the Navy for six years.

During his career he worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Honeywell and Boeing, taking him to various locations in the United States from the west coast, south to New Mexico and Texas, and other areas in between before returning home to the Pacific Northwest.

Jim loved the outdoors and spent many hours hiking in the mountains of Washington. He was an avid sports enthusiast, mainly Husky football and Formula 1 racing. He was a member of the Porsche Club of America, attended several club events and loved to drive his own Porsche!

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Violet, his son Jason, daughter Candice, three grandchildren, sisters Barbara and LeAndra and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association at PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or go to their website at www.diabetes.org to send a memorial or honor gift in Jim's name.

If attending the service, please join his family in honoring Jim and his love of the University of Washington by wearing a small splash of purple, gold and/or white.