1928 - 2017
McALLISTER, Dr. James, M.D.
Entered into rest on June 27th, 2017 in Spokane, WA. Born on June 29, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska, yet raised in Iowa, Jim attended Kemper Military School (Missouri), Iowa State University, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1953 with a B.A. and his M.D. Doc served in the USAF (1954-1956). He worked at the Mayo Clinic (1956-1959), and started practice in Internal Medicine in Spokane in 1959. He retired practicing medicine in 1995. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, and golf. HE WAS A PROUD SCOTSMAN.
He was an active member of Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, a 32 KCCH Scottish Rite Mason, and Past Potentate of the El Katif Shriners. Doc enjoyed his membership in the El Katif Band. He was proud to be an Emeritus Member of the Board of Governors of the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children. And, Doc was always a spirited “Jester”.
He is survived by his wife, Willa V. McAllister; son, Rob J. McAllister; daughter, Stephanie A. Nelson; three grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.
Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the CHAPEL OF FLOWERS, RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA. Private interment will be at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, WA.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children– Spokane, POB 2472, Spokane, WA 99210.
Obituary courtesy of Spokesman-Review