Wednesday, December 4, 2013

James Edward Carson, BHS '67, (1949-2013)


Photo from High School


Photo from Class Reunion in 2007

Very sorry to read this today...

"I have just received a note from Alma Tackett Carson, her husband Jim Carson has passed away. Please keep them in your prayers."

Laura Dermedy Unch, BHS '68

UPDATE and photo from Mark Littleton
"Ah Jimmy - God bless your precious soul. Good memories of days gone by. Bless Alma and family. So sorry. Oh Lord be there for them all."


Jimmy, Jim, Kenny, Mark
John Muir Jr High

UPDATE about Service
Saturday, December 7, 2013
11:30 am
Chapel of the Valley
1755 East Avenue R
Palmdale, California 93550
Tel: 661-947-7118

UPDATE and photo from Cathy Nicholls Coyle
"So sorry to hear about Jim. He was truly a geniune guy! One of the best! Blessings to Alma and their families. We'll keep them in our prayers. Remembering the good times we had at our 30 year reunion. RIP dear classmate."


Carol Nicholls Lebrecht, Jim Carson (RIP), Alma Tackett Carson, Bob Holst (RIP) and Cathy Nicholls Coyle

UPDATE a few more Facebook comments...
Jeffrey M. Cooke
I have not seen Jim in years and was planning to call Alma and Jim to see them...Great guy we had Tons of fun growing up! I lived with his family for a few months in 1965 before going to Vietnam! What a super family My heart goes out to Alma!

Betty Wareham Worland
Sorry to hear this news. Remember Alma very well from school. My condolences to Alma and her family! God Bless!

Elaine Bro Elliott
Praying for her- it is such a loss!!

Barbara Zelenay
So sad to hear this.. He was a really nice guy.. My heart goes out to Alma and family...RIP Jim...

Donna Luce Neitman
He was such a sweetheart! My prayers and condolences go out to the family! May you RIP my friend!

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
Jim was always so nice to everyone, I remember all the fun junior high days. Dear Alma and family you are in our prayers. RIP dear Jim!

Judy Sturm Seay
Oh I am so sorry, I remember Alma from High School she was such a nice person. I will keep her in my prayers.

Caroleen Ventimeglia Cleveland
Dear Alma & Family, I pray that God fill you with the peace you will need to endure this sad time and surround you with people who will nurture you.Caroleen Cleveland Dear Alma & Family, I pray that God fill you with the peace you will need to endure this sad time and surround you with people who will nurture you.

Henny Porter Golnick
Alma, so sorry for your loss...

Jan Cooper Michels
So sorry Alma and family

Donald Matthews
RIP.

Diana Ziegler Larsen
I am so sorry to see this about Jim! I had such a crush on him in elementary school, he was so shy! RIP, Jim.

Carol Brown Baker
So sad for Alma and her family who lost a wonderful husband and soulmate, and for all of us who lost a great classmate and friend. RIP Jim!

Donna Luce Neitman
Cathy Coyle, is that Bob Holst in that picture? if so, I'm sure he and Jim are toasting us all as they are both in Heaven! Two great guys! I found a picture today of Jim from junior high. I have some of you too Cathy! Alma I don't know if you are seeing this post, but I want you to know since Jim couldn't dance with you at the 40th class reunion, it was so much fun dancing with you. I love ya girl and I know how much you miss such a wonderful and special husband and friend!

Cathy Coyle
Yes Donna Luce Neitman. It is Bob Holst. Two great guys gone too soon!!

Pam Kirkwood
So sorry for Alma and her family!!! God Bless Him...

Linda Green Nicholson
Went to John Muir with him super nice guy, my prayers are with Alma and family

Michael Torres
Sorry to hear! my prayers and thoughts are with Alma!!!

Arthur Bojorquez
He was a good guy.

FEBRUARY 24, 2015 UPDATE
OBITUARY
Aqua Dulce / Acton Country Journal
January 4, 2014

In Loving Memory of James Edward Carson
January 23, 1949 - December 2, 2013

James Edward Carson, a longtime resident of Acton, passed away December 2, 2013, at his home. James was a pillar of strength to his family. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alma; his son, James; his daughter, Jamie; his grandchildren Jamie, Ricky, Michael, Kyle, Jason, Odessa, Ashley, Brandon and Preston; and four great grandchildren, Marley, Sean, Brayden and Alice.

Jim was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 23, 1949. He was the son of Arthella Farrell Carson and Walter Carson. He had five sisters - Gloria, Helen, Lori, Rena and Terri - and one brother, Jeff.

Jim's family moved to California in the 50s, settling in Glendale. Jim attended John Muir Junior High and Burbank High School. It was at Burbank High that he met the love of his life, Alma. They fell into deep, inseparable love for each other and got married a year after high school.

After graduation, Jim pursued his passion for trucking and decided to start his own business. He initially partnered with his father but eventually branched out on his own. He was successful and garnered the opportunity to work for the City of Los Angeles as a contract owner-operator where he made many lifelong friends.

Jim's passion for kids was evident in his baseball coaching. He started in Sylmar and continued on into Acton where he coached his kids and grand-kids at the Sierra Little League. He also dedicated his time to the Acton Arrowheads 4-H Club where he was a swine project leader. He was pro-active when it came to kids, not just for his own, but for the kids in the community. Jim was always there for all the kids he met, and they loved him.

Jim was a great man loved by many. He truly will be missed.

-- The Family