DR. JAMES L. LORD, CLASS OF 1964, GRADUATE PROSTHODONTICS CLASS OF 1970
Dr. James (Jim) Lorin Lord passed away Feb. 17, 2019, at the age of 81, in Seattle, due to complications associated with cancer following a stroke.
Dr. Lord was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Ellensburg, Wash., to Roy and La Verda Lord. He was raised in Colfax, Wash., and went on to attend Washington State University, where he graduated with a BS degree in zoology in 1960. He furthered his education at the University of Washington, where he obtained a DDS and a Master of Science in Dentistry in Graduate Prosthodontics.
He served on the UW dental faculty as an instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor for most of his career. Outside the university, he maintained a private practice in North Seattle for 27 years.
Dr. Lord was active in numerous local and national academic and professional associations. He enjoyed the professional collaboration and advancement of his profession through these affiliations and his service. He was president of the Seattle-King County Dental Society from 1987 to 1988, president of the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists in 1985, president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics from 1990 to 1991, and president of the Academy of Prosthodontics in 1998.
An avid fisherman, he loved being on the water and spent many summer vacations with his three sons, living on their fishing boat in the San Juan Islands. He retired on his floating home in Lake Union’s Portage Bay in 2003, after selling his private practice.
Dr. Lord was a husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, teacher, colleague, neighbor, and friend. In the final years of his life he suffered from dementia and as a result lived a relatively quiet and simple life on the water. He loved spending his days watching the boats and lake-goers make their way through the Montlake Cut of Lake Union and feeding “his” ducks and geese.
He is survived by his first wife, three sons, five grandchildren, two stepchildren, and three stepgrandchildren. (Legacy)