In Memory

Jack Banks** - Class Of 1963

Jack Banks**

Jack R. Banks, Jr.
1945 - 2012

Jack passed away at the age of 67 in his home in La Quinta, California on May 18, 2012 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jack was born in Corvallis, Oregon on April 3, 1945. Raised in a military family, Jack attended schools around the globe including Johnson High School - Japan, Germany, Washington, D.C., and Texas. After returning to the States, Jack graduated from Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas in 1963. He then went on to Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

After graduating from college, he went into sales with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for approximately 10 years, after which he began a 30-year career in real estate where he specialized in land development and residential sales in the greater Portland, Oregon area. Jack loved the outdoors, golfing, and everything about the game of football. He was a youth football coach for several years, and encouraged many young men to excel both in the game and in life. Eight years ago Jack moved to La Quinta, California where he continued his real estate career and further pursued his passion for golf.

Jack is survived by his wife Faye Banks of La Quinta, California; his 93 year old father Colonel Jack R. Banks, Sr. of Beaverton, Oregon, his sister Sharon (Dawson) Morrison of Tucson, Arizona, his brother Ray (Connie) Banks of Cincinnati, Ohio. His children include: Angela (Tyler) Neal of Renton, Washington; Heather (Mark) Gutowski of Tualatin, Oregon and Jonathon Banks of San Francisco, California. In addition, Jack enjoyed three wonderful grandchildren, including granddaughters Riley and Taylor and grandson Connor.

Jack was loved by all those who knew him, and there were many.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to

Odyssey Hospice
71-777 Jacinto Drive, Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30 with a memorial service at 11 a.m. at River West Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon. A private burial will follow at Finley-Sunset Memorial Gardens in Portland, Oregon.

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The Johnson High alumni will miss Our Friend, Jack very much.