Jim Senko 1935 - 2021

Jim Senko Gardens
Notice: Janet Cox needs Volunteers

Janet Cox would like to create a list of volunteers who are willing to assist in maintaining the garden that Jim so generously created. If interested, she can contact you when extra hands are needed. She believes that one or two hours at a time would be sufficient. Contact her at 253blondie@gmail.com or 253-722-8398. Thank you, Janet Cox


If you have driven around Chapman Loop, you may have noticed the signs recognizing Jim Senko for all of the wonderful work he has done (pro bono). Jim has lived in Cormorant Passage for many years and has quietly gone out of his way to enhance our area to the benefit of all of us. He wanted nothing in return except our enjoyment of the beautiful things he has done over the years. (more)

Senko Garden

James F. Senko died while working in his garden in Steilacoom, Washington on July 30, 2021. He was 85 years old. A native of Hillsboro, Oregon, he was a beloved father, loving husband, veteran of the Air Force, and a Boeing engineer. Upon his retirement from Boeing, Jim pursued his passion for gardening, creating large projects for public enjoyment, including the Meditation Park at St John Bosco Catholic Church, "Jim's Garden" in Steilacoom Washington, and several native plant restoration projects around the area. It was appropriate, then, that Jim was found on his last day among his beloved fuchsias, his gardening tools at his side. Jim worked tirelessly over the many years transforming what was essentially a blackberry patch into a garden which housed hundreds of native plants. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Created:  04/05/2022