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Obituary: James W. Stringer

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1932 ~ 2003


James Willard Stringer, 71, peacefully left this earth on Thursday, September 11, 2003, while lovingly encircled in the arms of his family.

Jim was born at home on June 3, 1932 in Milburne, Wyoming to Willard James and Viola Sharp Stringer. He attended a one room grade school in Milburne. He graduated in 1950 from Mountain View High School where he served as Student Body President and was an All-State basketball player. After high school, Jim enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the allied occupation forces in Southern Germany. Jim was part of a transportation group and worked in logistics with the German railroad. He enjoyed his experience in the Army and visited the areas where he was stationed several times in later years. Jim attended the University of Wyoming.

While studying there, he met and married Eugenia Folk on May 8, 1956. He continued his studies at Utah State University, graduating in 1959 with a degree in political science. After graduation, he worked as a park ranger at Timpanogos Cave in American Fork.

In 1961, Jim began a career in logistics at Defense Depot in Ogden. He retired in 1989, most recently working as a supervisory systems analyst.

Jim and Genie are the parents of two children, Bradley James (Linda) Stringer, and Sara Lee Allen. They also have five grandchildren, Bradley Dean Allen and Julie, Amy, Shelley and Ryan Stringer.

Jim loved to travel, and in recent years traveled annually to Europe for a month at a time. He also loved to spend countless hours in his yard planting and pruning trees, creating a small arboretum on his property. He was a great lover of animals, owning and raising horses, cows, chickens and ducks. He was also very close to three dogs he owned.

Perhaps his greatest joy was found in his five grandchildren. He played a great role in their lives and will be deeply missed by them. They affectionately called him Papa.

Jim is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and a sister, Norma Jean Mandros.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Glade.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 North Washington Blvd.

Friends may call at the mortuary on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

Interment, Lyman, Wyoming City Cemetery at 4 p.m. where Military Honors will be accorded.

Email condolences to the family at: lom@lindquistmortuary.com.