The Lusk Herald
November 5, 1997
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Casper, Wyoming.
Mr. James died at his home on Oct. 31, 1997.
He was born Nov. 1, 1934 to Lowell and LaVeda (Goatley) James in Kanarado, Kansas.
He moved to Wyoming in 1948. He served in the Army in Germany in 1957 and 58. He graduated from Torrington, Wyo. high school in 1952. He married Beverly Scott on August 28, 1987 in Brush, Colo.
He played on softball and basketball teams for Lusk and Newcastle in the late 50's and early 60's. He also pitched softball, He ranched in Newcastle and Nebraska. He served as president of the (NRCA) Northwest Ranch Cowboys Association in 1963-64. He was in steer wrestling, and team roping, finishing in the top five several years.
He is survived by his wife Beverly of the family home, and two sons, Tracy James of Terry, Montana, Michael Waite of Casper; two daughters, Kelly Daniels of Gillette, Wyo., and Sherri Ficco of Brush, Colo.; two brothers, Maurice "Lefty" James and Melvyn James, both of Capser; one sister, Marcene Ray of Fallon, Nevada, and eight grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Maxine Kuns and Connie Tucker, and one son, Michael "Punk" James.
Military honors were by United Veterans Council.
Arrangements by Memorial Chapel Funeral HOme and Crematory, Casper, Wyo.
LaVeda Mae Erb (March 12, 1910 - April 24, 1982)Emma Mae Goatley (July 3, 1888 - September 30, 1977)William Jesse Goatley (February 17, 1883 - July 25, 1961)Beverly J. James (July 19, 1935 - August 20, 2011)Maurice Lowell James (November 8, 1929 - July 25, 2003)Melvyn Curtis James (August 1, 1932 - June 16, 2011)Michael G. James (July 13, 1958 - September 1, 1990)Vicki Maxine James (1955 - July 12, 1963)Maxine Erma Kuns (July 2, 1931 - March 11, 1955)Clifford A. Mangus (January 31, 1911 - March 28, 1977)Iris Winona Mangus (June 20, 1912 - November 16, 1998)Larry Dean Mangus (April 29, 1935 - December 2, 2010)Preston Y. Mangus (October 10, 1903 - November 12, 1990)
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