HELPER - Our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Earl O. James, age 90, passed away at home surrounded by his family at 6 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2009.
He was born May 1, 1918 in Helper to Frank J. and Elizabeth Leona Seely James. Married Yvonna Mae Anderson on Nov. 26, 1938 in Castle Dale; their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on Dec. 19, 1964.
Earl was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in the yard and assisting neighbors and friends in need.
He retired as a locomotive engineer with the Denver & Rio Grande Western Rail Road in 1979 with 37 years of dedicated service.
Survived by his wife of 70 years, Yvonna James; sons, Louis (Erma) James and Arthur James; daughter, Vearla James-Warner; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Rhea Parry and Donna Chiaretta. Preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Frank, Donald and Glen James.
Funeral service Saturday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m., Helper LDS Stake Center, 150 Ridgeway Street. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price, Friday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. and at the church Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper. Friends are welcome daily at Mitchell's Funeral Home.