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1811 NE 16th Ave #A
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-675-3447
Fax: 360-682-2359
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James Paul "Jim/Yogi"
Hebert

May 9, 1938 – December 17, 2018

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Obituary for James Paul "Jim/Yogi" Hebert

James (Jim/Yogi) Hebert, 80, of Oak Harbor died December 17, 2018 at home in Oak Harbor, WA. He was born in Auburn, Washington on May 9, 1938 to Joseph and Maxine (Osborn) Hebert.

After graduating from high school, Jim worked at Boeing for a short time before entering the United States Navy where he served for thirty-one years. He spent time in Vietnam and earned a commendation, traveled the world on carriers, and retired after his last 12 years in Oak Harbor, WA. After his time in Vietnam, Jim was stationed in Bremerton, WA where he earned his Associates Degree through the Navy's ADCOP Program.

At the beginning of Jim's Naval career, he met his future wife, Mary Ann Gebert, while serving in Kingsville, Texas. He married her on August 14, 1959 in Alice, Texas where she was born. They spent 48 years together before she passed away in 2007.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Theresa (Rick) Reed of Mount Vernon, WA; son, James (Mary) Hebert Jr. of Inman, SC; granddaughter, Nicole (Eric) Hardwick of Phoenix, AZ; grandson, Justin (Miranda) Hebert of Eagle River, Alaska; and grandson, Blake Hebert of Inman, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Maxine Hebert; wife, Mary Ann Hebert; and brother, William (Bill) Hebert.

A memorial service will be held at Wallin Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Oak Harbor. There will be a reception following the service at the VFW Post 7392. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org or call 855-448-3997 or the American Heart Association at https://www2.heart.org or 1-800-242-8721.

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Service Information

When
Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am
Officiating
Pastor Les Dams
Location
Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC
Address
1811 NE 16th Ave
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Reception Information

Location
VFW Post 7392
Address
3037 Goldie Road
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Reception Extra Info
Family and friends are invited to attend the reception following the service.

Affiliations


  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

  • Good Conduct Medal

  • NAS Whidbey Island

  • National Defense Service Medal

  • Navy Expeditionary Medal

  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

  • Sea Service Ribbon

  • US Navy Reserve

  • US Navy

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Vietnam Campaign Medal

  • Vietnam Service Medal