1935 ~ 2004
Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, friend, and eternal companion died suddenly Sept. 20, 2004 in Gladewater, TX while attending his 50th high school reunion.
Jim was born June 17, 1935 in Fresno, CA to James Taylor and Car-mon Shamburger. He married Katherine Berthena Kepler, his sweetheart of 51 years, four months, four days, May 16, 1953 in Marshall, TX.
They were both baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Feb. 5, 1956. They were seal-ed in the Manti Temple Sept. 10, 1960. Jim served many callings in the LDS Church. He was presently serving as a missionary for the Addiction Recovery Program with his wife and best friend. He was also serving as a Recommend Desk Worker at the Salt Lake Temple. He loved fishing, cooking, woodworking, memorizing poetry, quilting, singing cowboy love songs to his wife, telling the same old jokes to his family and friends. Jim loved everyone, he was a real people person.
Preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Debbie Chase, five weeks earlier than his own. Jim leaves behind a loving and devoted wife; and four daughters, Karen (Dale) Waud-
by, WVC, UT, Libby (Dan) Stone, Gilbert, AZ, Penny Jenkins, SLC, Vivian (David) Berg, Idaho Falls, ID; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at the 32nd Ward LDS Chapel, 1145 West 500 South, Salt Lake City. Interment, Locust Grove Cemetery, Uphur County TX, Sept. 24, 2004.