Let the memory of Vern be with us forever
  • 79 years old
  • Born on July 12, 1933 .
  • Passed away on April 5, 2013 .

    Vern Russell James of North Logan passed away unexpectedly April 5, 2013, in St. George. He was born July 12, 1933, in Tooele, Utah, to Roy and Elsie James. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1951.

    Vern served in the Army from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. He graduated from USU in 1958 and went to work at Marquardt in Ogden where he met Bonnie and they married in 1960. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.

    Vern worked 27 years as an accountant at USU, retiring in 1998. Vern was an avid fisherman with a wry sense of humor, a talented woodworker and craftsman, and most important, he was a good man.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Keith. He is survived by his wife Bonnie James; sister LaVelle Eastman of Salt Lake City; as well as his three children, Mark James of Mendham, N.J., Kent James of Palm Springs, Calif., and Dionne Stirland of North Logan, Utah. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, April 11, at the North Logan 9th Ward chapel, 1650 E. 2600 North in North Logan. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E. 400 North in Logan, and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church prior to services Thursday. Interment will be in the North Logan City Cemetery.

    Condolences and memories may be left at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.  

    Published in Logan Herald Journal from April 9 to April 10, 2013

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