- 64 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 11, 1947
- Date of passing: Feb 14, 2012
|Let the memory of James C. be with us forever|
"Miss you, Cuz. I truly wish we'd had the time we'd planned."
"Five years is a long time but it seems like a few days ago when it comes to you, Jim. Sheila and I still think about you, talk about you and miss you. I came across one of your CDs in a drawer the other day--Cajun and Irish songs. It was not one of your best, but it was you. Full of life and sharing with your friends. We miss you a lot."
"5years and still missing you. Remembering how we used to make valentines, you always grabbed the best paper, glue and whined and smiled at mom to get your way. Dimples were always charming."
"Well Jimmy we are here in Australia where we learned of your death 5 years ago. Our thoughts of you remain vivid, our loss profound. You left us way too early. A loss of such a good friend...funny,great choices in music (all music!) and an unbelievable impish sense of humor. Such a big hole that can never be filled. We lift a pint to you at the Missoula Club every September. Wish you were there to share it.."
"Happy birthday, Jim. We all think of you often --"
"Happy 69th birthday. Will toast you tonight. Missed a great crew at the cemetery this year. You would have loved it. Still missing you."
"HEY JIM....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, WE'LL RAISE OUR GLASS TO YOU TONIGHT!"
"Jim, I had an occasion to drive through Yreka in August -- scene of 1) modern history's least attended public hearings and 2) most improbable string of tavern shuffleboard successes. Think of you often --"
"We miss you, Big Fellow. No one has the same twisted sense of humor that you did. There's not as much fun and laughter. But there are lots of great memories."
"It has already been 4 years since you left us. Still a big hole in our lives. Thinking of you often."
"We missed you so much at the reunion. It was hard to believe that you wouldn't be walking in the door any minute. Miss Neill had our 6th grade picture, and she had those of us who were at the banquet line up for another picture the same way we were in the 6th grade picture. You weren't in the 6th grade picture, either. There are still too many empty places where you belong."
"Johnny B here just checking in. Miss you, Clyde."
"Your Helena friends are thinking of you today. We do almost every day. We miss you a lot. More than your cajun food and bizarre sense of humor. It was a lot of fun being your friend."
Harvest is early this year. You would have been traveling here for peaches this year...they would be gone by our trip through Montana in Sept. We'll eat one for you!
George and Andy"
"Another birthday, Jim. Went to see many of your classmates on alumni week-end. 50 years is a long time. Lots of stories about you, which didn't surprise me at all. You would have loved it and were truly missed. Love, Fran"
"I too miss you jimmy boy. We had some very good and interesting times as we shall again. Later my very good friend."
"George and I raised our glasses to you downunder while listening to your great music. You are so missed."
"Bruce, Carol, Rob and I had a great day of golf today and we toasted you at the turn and at the end of our round. We envisioned you in the cart always the swing coach. You left way too soon and we miss you dearly. Not fair to any of us."
"We're still missing you every day. Wondering what problems you would have barely skirted. What crazy schemes you would have organized. It's just not as much fun with you gone, Jim. What have they got you doing over there?"
"Remembering you again today. Still missing your phone calls and your laugh."
"Another year, another birthday passed this week. Thinking of you and remembering your laugh and dimples. Miss you."
"Well, Jimmy it doesn't get any easier. You just can't be forgotten, you are missed daily. I'm reminded of you by music, food, sniffs, beer and an occasional impish grin from out of nowhere. You will always be missed our friend."
"I have a profound sense of respect for Jim professionally and many warm feelings for him personally. If he were here I have a pretty good idea what he would be doing. Miss you, my friend!"
"I think Jimmy has been “checking in.”
I had a dream about a week ago that we had a voice message from Jim telling us that he was “checking in”. In the dream Jim said it had been a while since we talked but that he was thinking of us. I went to replay the message for Dennis and it was gone. End of dream. Crazy.
Greg Petesch had a dream about Jimmy about a week ago -- the night before he left for Yellowstone Park. Jim looked young and said that “you sort of get to choose” what you look like when you come back to visit. In the dream, he told Greg that he was on a 3-day pass but couldn’t go to the park with him because he had a lot of people that he needed to see and not enough time.
One of our other friends had a very vivid dream about Jim about a week ago. Don’t know the details of this one.
Has anyone else heard from Jim?"
"Jimmy Boy you are so missed. We raised our pints of beer to you at the Missoula Club this past September...our annual trek east is not the same without you."
"Ah Jimmy! How I wish you were here! Greg and I made a batch of REAL Nebraska runzas last weekend, and we wanted so much to share those with you along with sharing more of the joy and laughter that surrounded you wherever you went. I miss your smile and count my friendship with you as one of the great blessings in my life. ."
"Hard to believe it has been two years without Jim. I think of him every day and feel so fortunate to have been one of his many friends. I miss you very much, Jimmy."
"Thinking of you today and remembering your happy smile, and how you faced each new challenge with a positive attitude. A great example for all of us!"
"I miss you more each year. I try to remember all the fun times we
had and the cute things you did when you were little. What a cutie.
And your famous line about age 4 was "Kenny did it Mama, Kenny
"You always told "Bac" to get a place down south where the family could come. We have it and wish you were here to share it. Thinking of you a lot today. Still miss you daily."
"Missing James C pretty much every day some way or another. Wishing he could be here to enjoy our lives together. I bet he never thought he would leave such a huge void in so many lives but he most certainly did. We all need to keep that in mind as we honor his legacy."
"Thinking of you a lot today. It would have been your 66th birthday. Still miss you Love, Fran"
"Whenever I was in the Portland area traveling for John Deere Co.; Jim was always willing to meet for dinner. We had such wonderful visits.
"Thinking of you today, as well as many other days. Still hard to believe you are not here to celebrate your birthday. Love, Zelta"
You are with us on every car trip and vacation....your wonderful eclectic music goes with us everywhere. Peaches are good this year, we'll be tasting them and thinking of you."
"Your ears should have been burning today as we had lots of stories and memories of you while we did the cemetery decorations. Always think of you and miss you this day. Love, Fran"
"I just learned of Jim's passing. Although I first met Jim professionally, I soon realized he was a man of extraordinary kindness, understanding, humor and character. He will be sorely missed but we are all better for having known him."
One long year since you left us. We are in Australia where we were when we learned of your passing. You can rest assured that your music lives on...we drank to you on our first night here while listening to your wonderful eclectic music. What a friend, what a person...the void cannot be filled but the memories live on. Thank-you"
"The special thoughts here of friendship and love for Jim are such clear evidence of how a wonderful person touched so many lives, so many people, each in a sincere way. we are all so much the better because of having known you,Jim."
"What a year this has been. Miss you and think of you often. Today I have been remembering all the fun times we have had and how they have all ended, but what beautiful memories I have of you. Love you."
"Jim, you have been in my thoughts all week, and been remembering a year ago when we received the shocking news of your death. Tears still come when I think of you, and the empty spot you have left in our family. You will always be in my heart. Love you."
"It has been a very long year without Jim. I've laughed and cried and had the pleasure of getting to know Jim's family and his out-of-state friends. I still expect him to call and "check in". I was so fortunte to have Jim for a friend, but it is awfully hard to lose someone so special."
You were missed but well remembered at out law school reunion."
"Jim was on my mind today - thinking how much I enjoyed his dry wit and his superb email jokes and how much I miss him - sharing with another old friend who had not seen him in years and who did not know he had died."
"I HAVE JUST LEARNED THAT JIM PASSED AWAY. I ALWAYS CALLED HIM AROUND CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR. I AM SO SORRY. GOODBYE SWEETIE, I WILL SEE YOU IN THE BY AND BY. Marilyn Casper Owel, Gig Harbor, Wa"
"We spent your birthday in Montana, the state you loved. Thought of you all day. Wished we had been there to celebrate with you. Miss you terribly. Love, Fran & Randy"
"I was thinking about Jim's birthday five years ago. We were going to meet at the Windbag, a popular restaurant in downtown Helena, to celebrate Jimmy's 60th birthday. Jim walked in the door wearing that silly fez and never removed it. There is no one else quite like Jim. I miss you very much my friend."
I think about you often and have many good memories! Yes, they are ALL good. I miss you very much and wish you were here, my friend! I'm sure our paths will cross in the future. See you then, James C.!"
"You are in my thoughts today, and always in my heart. I remember the day you were born, and thank God for the years we were able to share."
"Happy Birthday, Jimmy... bet you and your brother are up there telling each other stories and laughing. I miss you both."
"Jimmy Paine, forever missed...it doesn't get any easier. You left a huge hole that cannot be filled. The peaches refuse to develop for anyone but you, the first freeze ever. Dennis will not have many to share this year. We'll be raising a pint to you in September Jimmy boy, our hearts continue to break, too early gone....Happy Birthday good friend."
"Greg and I just returned from a visit to New Orleans--booked the trip (one we'd talked about before) after we lost Jim--knowing how much he loved all things Cajun and especially The Big Easy. We lit a candle for him in St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, and we ate and drank and celebrated life the way Jim would have. We miss him so much, but he really was with us on that trip!"
"I will miss you, Cuz, and I grieve for the conversations we won't have. The next reunion will be the best. God bless you."
"Graveside services and commital for Jim will be Sunday, May 27th at 1:00p.m. at the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Nebraska. The grave is south of the monument of the "unknown soldier"."
"Uncle Jim was more than my uncle he was also my friend. The many laughs with discussions about everything from music, festivals and food to work and family were always a delight. He is dearly missed. I will cherish all the time I was blessed to spend with him. May the angles sing your favorite songs every day, Uncle Jim! I love you."
"Jim was a joy from childhood on which was due mainly because he came from such a generous and happy family. My only regret is not having more contact with him in later years. Lovingly, Nadeen Preston Boettger"
"These thoughts are from J.F. “Mun” Doran: "Jim was a real joy-especially when negotiating-to look across the table and see his smiling face was a real joy. Always Fair. We had many meetings and they resulted in a friendship that I will always cherish. Rest in Peace old Friend. Thank you for touching my life."
"Even though I didn't get to spend enough time with Jim, It was always quality time whenever I was ever around him. Jim always set a great example of how to lift up those around him. He showed us how to find humor in situations that appeared bleak. He encouraged us to use strengths and talents that we didn't know we possessed. Thanks Jim, Love, Jay"
"Jim always had a smile, a good word, and made things fun. Even as a small child, he was so happy and made everyone smile. When I think of you, I can hear you laugh, and it makes me want to cry, but know you are making a new group laugh each day. Love and God bless you, Jim."
"What will we all do without getting your "checking in calls"
I'm sure you and the Big Guy up there are having a great time-watch over all of us down here, wil you?
You'll ALWAYS be missed!
"Jimmy, we had one hell of a party for you Friday night. You would have loved it. Your Nebraska family was there in spirit and your Helena family all showed up. Love you, Jimmy."
""Jim, I will always remember you with that twinkle in your eye, never ending smile, quick wit and your caring heart." Love, Zelta"
"We were saddened to hear of Jim's untimely death. Such fond memories of growing up in Lyons with Jim and family. Know that our hearts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss
jerry & mary hendrickson"
"It has taken many days to try to find the words to honor Jim's legacy. As everyone knows, Jim was the best of friends. Always keeping in touch and ready with a story that would make you smile. A damn good cribbage player, always enjoying a little of this and a little of that. Life is not the same without our dear friend. Raise a toast to No Pride Clyde!"
"We were so fortunate to have you as part of our clan Jim. You will be missed and always remembered - bless you.
Mary, may you and your family find comfort in all your cherished memories."
"I was very sorry to hear of Jim's death. He was a great guy, warm and funny, and I was always happy to see him. I will never forget the loving (and humorous) support he provided to a friend facing serious health issues. He was a special person."
"Jim always had a smile, a positive comment, or a helpful hand for everyone he knew. I remember high school football and track where he would out run most people. We will miss you."
"Shocked and sad. I knew Jim C.for 30 years and never saw him without a big smile on his face. Always pleasant, he was a genuinely nice guy."
"What a shock! What a loss! I will miss Jim more than I can say. He was one of a kind."
"Jim was a wonderful person to know, work with and have fun with. I've missed him at Stoel Rives and our periodic visits to the Veritable Quandary. The VQ will never be the same!!! Gary"
"Jim, we will never forget your smile, sense of humor and for being a great conversationalist. You will be missed. Our blessings to all family and friends as we mourn your loss. RIP!"
"Clyde was a unique individual. When I talked to him, the conversation always ended with me feeling better than when it started. He could do that. We kind of tried to grow up together in college and law school, but I don't think we ever really made it. I too will miss those "check in" calls. AEKDB"
"I left Lyons in 1963, but I will never forget your great sense of humor and that "cute" innocent face. You will be missed by your family and friends.
Shar Svendsen Minton"
"It was a stupendously fantastic day at the law firm when Jim poked his head in your office. Always the best grin, the best guy, the best friend. Always Paine."
"Many years ago trying (poorly) to step into the shoes of one George Hess, it would have been an impossible task without the friendship, guidance and understanding of Mr. Paine. A true friend. A warm, affable, truly wonderful person. I am lucky and blessed to have known him. You are missed and will be forever."
"Jimmy, I always enjoyed having your visits to the farm and the Paine family bonding. It was great to be with such a caring, upbeat, knowledgable BSer, who was always ready to have a good time. It was a real priviledge to have a friend and broth-in-law like you. We'll miss you Jimmy. Randy"
"Words cannot describe what a great brother you were. I will think of you daily, always love you, and keep you in my heart. Love, Fran"
"What can I say? James C. was definitely one of the most honorable and best friends I have ever had. His quick wit and smile will live on forever in my mind. My wife, Patty, and daughters Rachel and Colette also have warm and fond memories of Jim and his wonderful laugh! He will truly be missed!"
"I have known Mr. Paine since his time in the flathead. What a blow...no sun today."
"Jim Paine – Jim, my friend, you shared your special kindness, wisdom, wit and friendship with so many people over the years. You certainly did with me. In our many meetings through the years you always brought that impish grin that told us all you had things figured out. You did have them figured out, and at the heart of it all was your ultimate sense of fairness. God bless, my friend."
"It's been a long time, and I've missed Jim throughout. I greatly valued his intelligence, his flash of wit always at the ready, and that great smile that everyone represented here recalls immediately. You went too early, Jim."
"Jim was one of my oldest friends (Lyons boys & college fraternity brother) and what a friend! Road trips with Clyde were adventures that legends come from. Although he later denied being there, Jimmy was best man at my wedding -- see the picture to prove it! All I can say, "It must have been one great bachelor party!" As Harding said, Lord watch out, Clyde's on the way!"
"Jim was the best brother-in-law anyone could ever ask for as well as a friend. He has such enthusiasm for people, life, adventures, music, and a great sense of humor. He would give you the last dollar he had or the shirt right off his back. He was there for anyone who needed help or just wanted to have a good time. We all loved him and he will be so missed. God bless you, Jimmy."
"I will miss your face, your wit, and your intelligence. You've left a legacy of friendship. You were a good man Jim Paine."
"Jim, I will truly miss you. You are a fine attorney and my good friend and a friend to everyone you worked with. During our many years working before the PSC, I found you always willing to dig in and help to reach a positive solution and fair decision. So, take it easy and let the flat side drag..."
"Jimmy, Damn It! We had so many fun plans. Jim was a great guy and was everyone's best friend. He took the best care of his friendships. Jimmy, you will be missed. With love"
"Jim will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He always had his sharp wit and great humor. Jim's death is a great loss felt by many. He was a great guy to work with and shoot the breeze with, no matter what the subject was. Rest in peace."
"Jim had a great wit about him. I always enjoyed sitting in his office and having a "down to earth" visit. He will be missed. Jim is in a better place telling stories to a new group of friends and some old ones."
"I will remember Jim for his amazing good humor in trying times -- always a person of integrity, above the fray. He once lent me his music collection for a long drive to Sidney. What an extravaganza. Indy rock, electronica, pop, country, bluegrass, and, his fav, bayou & ragtime tunes: I thought, "Who is this guy, and is he really in his 60s?!" He had a heart of gold."
"Jim was so great to work with, a get it done kind of guy. I will miss him, his pragmatic approach and his willingness to go out and have a beer at the end of the day. Whoever takes over the 6377 extension has big shoes to fill!"
"Jim, having you come into my office and sit back and shoot the breeze was always a highlight to my day - memories - Lois and Irv, Bill O'Leary, the old days - rest easy and catch up with Lois & Bill!!!"
"I will miss Jim's laugh, being heard throughout the halls of our offices. He was a great fellow and a joy to be around."
I will always remember your wonderful spaghetti and meatballs. You always made sure I got some when you made it. It was as awesome a meal as you were a person. Rest in Peace!
"I really miss seeing you in the office everyday, and hearing your great jokes. You were such an upbeat person who could make anyone laugh with a flash of your grin. You will truly be missed by all. Rest in peace"
"Jim was such a wonderful friend. I can't stop wanting to call him to talk about everything that's happened. He had been ill for months. It's good to know he's not in pain, but no comfort that he won't be calling to "check in." He was a remarkably good friend and I will miss him in ways words can't describe. Be well, old friend."
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