Jim--A wonderful neighbor, neighborhood activist, a helping hand over many years beginning with being a founder and the first and longtime president of the West Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association. Jim lead the battle to successfully fight off unscrupulous developers. He lead the charge to insure that Jorgenson Woods would not be sold to the highest bidder but would be preserved for future generations. Early on, Jim cleared the way for what is now a beautiful little park with native plants and small animals returning. He worked on behalf of the neighborhood on the Clark County Comprehensive Plan urging the Planning Commission and the County Commissioners to preserve the low density residential zoning resisting the concerted efforts of a few for high density apartments.
Jim has left a lasting legacy through his wonderful and accomplished sons and their families and in his steadfastness to preserve his neighborhood as a great place to live as it was for his sons.
Jim is greatly missed and his memory will be forever cherished. We miss not seeing him in his daily tasks out working in the yard with Susie, retrieving the mail and taking his daily walks with Susie and Nancy. We love and miss his sense of humor, his helping hand as we tried to learn how to use our Apple 2 E or needed to know how to solve a complicated mathematical problem in building a handicap ramp.