Charles "Jim" James Conro, 92, of Haines, Oregon, passed away on October 30, 2022, in Meridian, Idaho. A private family service to honor his life will be held in the spring of 2023 on the hill behind the family home in Haines, Oregon.
Jim was born on March 8, 1930, to Floyd and Eunice (Homer) Conro in Baker City, Oregon. He attended high school at Baker High and later Eastern Oregon University, graduating in 1948. Jim was also a Staff Seargent in the United States Air Force and served his country for four years.
After serving in the military and attending college, Jim became a self-employed farmer in Haines, Oregon, retiring after 45 years at 75 in 2005.
On October 22, 1988, Jim married Carol Steffey in Baker City, Oregon.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, metal fabrication, and working on his farm in his free time. Jim also won the best alfalfa hay award from the Oregon Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Elks Club, and he attended the Baker City Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Conro of Meridian, Idaho; sons Mike Conro of Jordan Valley, Oregon, and Bruce Conro of Nampa, Idaho; step-daughters Kim Srack of Baker City, Oregon, and Karen Shishido of Nampa, Idaho. Jim is also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Jim's first wife, Patricia Conro, his parents, Floyd and Eunice Conro, and his son Mark Conro have preceded him in death.
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