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James Roy Ethington

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James Roy Ethington In Memoriam
James Roy Ethington, 69, passed away peacefully at 5:00 AM on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 surrounded by family members. He is survived by his wife, Martha and his four children, Troy Ethington, Jason Ethington, Lance Ethington and Jamie Wood and his five grandchildren.
James was born April 5, 1946 in Santa Monica, California, the third of eight children of E. Roy and Lela Clark Ethington. The family moved to Yuba City when James was about six years old. He graduated from Yuba City High School in 1964.
James served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [LDS] for two years in the North Central States Mission, which included Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, where he was sure he was going to freeze to death in its minus 62 degree weather. Upon his return home he was inducted into the Army on Feb. 8, 1968. He was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington for basic training in electronics before being stationed in Georgia and later Germany. While in Georgia he met the love of his life, Martha Louise Bailey, and they were married in the LDS Manti Temple in Utah on January 9, 1970. On May 26, 1972 James graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Business Management.
From 1972 to 1982 James worked as Financial Controller for Wonder Bread in Anchorage, Alaska. He returned to Yuba City in 1986 and joined his brothers as a franchise owner for Minit-Lube, which later became Jiffy Lube, with two stores in Yuba City, one is Marysville and one is Davis.
James was loved by everyone who knew him. He was respected for his honesty, kindness, and great enthusiasm for life, hard work, and the joy of helping others. He loved working with the soil and riding his tractor, even if it was only for cutting weeds. He was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities, his favorite being a Seminary Teacher for the youth.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at the Yuba City LDS Stake Center on 1470 Butte House Road at 11a.m. Burial will follow at the Sutter Cemetery.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Sept. 9, 2015
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