James Vere Webster

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  • "In the short time we were neighbors,you and Teddy were very..."
    - Michelle Brooks
  • "Uncle Jim all my life you and teddy gave me good advice..."
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    - Don & Geneva Slease
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    - Desarea Autry
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James Vere Webster LUBBOCK-James Vere Webster of Lubbock, Texas, went to join the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born in St Joseph's Hospital in Mitchell, S. D. on July 13, 1925, to Vere and Bess Webster. After graduating from Emory High School he immediately entered the United States Navy during WWII at the age of 17. After the war, he briefly attended Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. with his brother Gene. From 1943 to 1966 he also served our country in the Marine Core Reserve, The U.S. Army, and finally as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Stationed at various bases in the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Spain, he flew the T-6, B-25, T28 T-33, F-86, F-100, C-47, and the L-19. After retiring from the military, Jim spent the remainder of his career as a manufacturer's sales rep for a variety of different products. While stationed in California, he met his lifelong love, Teddy Raike Webster, and married her on Nov. 2, 1956. Six years later, while stationed in Honolulu, they happily adopted their daughter, Kelly. Jim was interested in so many things, among them playing golf, guitar, reading, and telling a great story. He was a friend to many and a loving husband and father. He was devoted to his Catholic faith and spent a great deal of time in service to the church. He also spent many years delivering food to the elderly with Meals on Wheels. He was preceded in death by his wife, Teddy; his parents, Vere and Bess, and his brother Gene. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Redard of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; his granddaughter, Courtney Redard of Portland, Ore.; and his sister, Patty Burg of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews. A viewing and rosary will be held at Sanders Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Christ the King Cathedral at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, with burial that afternoon in Resthaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Lubbock Meals on Wheels or Hospice of Lubbock. Thank you to the many friends who spent countless hours at Jim's beside during his illness. Your kindness and laughter was greatly appreciated!

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Lubbock, TX 79401
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 16, 2014
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