March 12, 1953 – February 14, 2016
Jim Mangis served on the board of directors of Western Friend from September 2011 until he died abruptly of a heart attack last month. He began serving as treasurer in September 2014 and brought much stabilizing cheerfulness to that task. “Cautiously optimistic” were his watchwords as treasurer, emphasizing “cautious” in months that were up and “optimistic” in months that were down. Jim was unstinting in sharing his appreciation, encouragement, experience, and wild ideas with the board of Western Friend. We remain stunned by his sudden disappearance and extend our love and sympathy to his wife, daughters, dog, Santa Barbara Friends Meeting, and numerous community organizations that he supported.