The earliest memories of Jim are the pranks the Viero, Quiroz ,and Hawkins families would play on each other. Like coming home to find Mom's car in the family room, a goat in the kitchen,and turning off the water main at Jim and Faye's. Jim was a good friend to my dad, Jim Viero, even though they would argue over whos turn is was to buy lunch after a morning at the swapmeet. Jim will be truly missed, for he was loved my many.
We will all miss my friend. You have been a great mentor to all of the Marquez family.
Our love and prayers go out to all of the family. Grandpa Jim was loved by all.
Kelley and Gary Brinkerhoff
Grandpa Jim you were a joy to be around. You will truly be missed by everyone who got the pleasure of meeting you. May you rest in peace with your beautiful wife Faye.
I met Jim in 1973 he was my first supervisor as a young airman and one who I really looked up to. He taught me the importance of hard work and taking care of your people. Jim took me under his wing and encouraged me to become a civilian aircraft mechanic and supervisor. I had the pleasure of having Jim at my retirement in 2008. We had many good times together including sand dunes trips and deep sea fishing in Mexico. Thank You Jim for nearly 40 years of friendship. My condolences to all of his family he will surely will be missed.