In Memory

Jim Humphrey

Jim Humphrey

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01/19/13 05:00 PM #1    

Don Murdoch

  Jimmy and I were close friends throughout grammar school and high school.  We were the only 2 guys in our class that played golf and Jimmy and I played many rounds together.  I lost track of him after high school but we reconnected 3 years ago and played several rounds together.  

  For those of you who attended the gathering at the Fliers Club in November 2009,  remember him as he was then.  He was full of life, loved everyone and desperately wanted to attend the 50th.

   God Bless you Jimmy.  I will miss you.

02/02/13 02:23 PM #2    

Don Murdoch

   Jim went with the Angels on January 19 following an extended illness.  He passed peacefully at home with his wife, Debbie, at his side. Jimmy grew up and attended schools in Woodland, CA where he developed his athletic abilities.  In 1961 his family moved to Lake Tahoe and Jim joined the senior class of Whittell High.  His education continued at the University of Nevada, Reno where Jim graduated with an accounting degree.  While in Woodland, Jim won his first golf tournament in the junior division, developing his life long of the game.  He was a track star in every school, setting state records in both CA and NV, and collegiate records in Nevada.

   In 1968 Jim joined the Nevada Air National Guard where he served proudly during the Pueblo incident in North Korea.  Following his HonorableDischarge, Jim continued living in Reno and began his 40 year career in the gaming industry.  Working the graveyard shift enabled him to indulge in his favorite activity - golf.  He and his long time friend, Brad Good, were found on area courses every chance they got.

   Jim's outgoing personality and charisma made him a multitude of friends, whom he treasured.

   Jim is survived by his wife Deborah, sons Christian and James T. (jimmy), grandchildren Marina and Tyler, sister Sue and her husband Blaine Hansen, nieces Anna and Taylor and nephew Erik

   He was preceded in death by his parents James White and Dorothy Fraser Humphrey.

   A special thank you to April, our nurse from St. Mary's Hospice who enriched our lives at the end.

   A Celebration of Life will be held this Friday, February 1 at Washoe Golf Club at 11 am.

(This obituary was published in the Reno Gazette-Journal from January 29 to January 30, 2013)


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