James C. Bingham

May 31, 1957 – August 23, 2018

James C. Bingham, born May 31, 1957 in Spokane, Washington passed away August 23, 2018 at his home on Bainbridge Island after a struggle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease over the last few months.

Jim graduated from Mead High School in Spokane in 1975, then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington, and an MBA from Seattle University. Jim retired early from a successful career in IT Consulting. He worked for many Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunications, computer services, and defense industries. He was admired by his co-workers and bosses alike.

Jim loved the outdoors and made trips to Africa, Nepal, and Europe. He was especially fond of Kaslo, BC (Canada) and Kootenay Lake. His passions included backpacking, rafting, and canoeing. Jim was very generous and loving, and strove to encourage and help others. He served on several volunteer and civic organizations, including Mama’s Kitchen, Land Trust – Bainbridge Island, and The Art Project.

Jim will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He leaves behind his husband of almost 30 years, William “Odie” O’Dell; two brothers David and Bob; one sister Julie Gibbon; and a large number of nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Dilys Bingham.

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