James Slaven Jr.
April 1, 1941 – March 30, 2013
James Slaven Jr. was born on April 1, 1941 in Woodland to James Slaven Sr. and Edna Hermle Slaven. Jimmy, as he was called, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the age of 71, just shy of his 72nd birthday. Jimmy graduated from Holy Rosary Academy in Woodland and Bishop Armstrong High School in Sacramento. In February of 1962 Jimmy became disabled after an accident while attending Sacramento City College. He continued his education at San Jose State completing his degree in accounting. Jimmy was a resident of Los Gatos from 1963 to 1986 until his move back to Woodland to manage the family ranch near Zamora until the time of his death.
Jimmy was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Yolo Sportsmen's Association. He thoroughly enjoyed teaching anyone who wanted to learn trapshooting at the Yolo Sportsmen's in exchange for chocolate chip cookies or ammunition.
Jimmy is survived by his sister Marjorie Slaven as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding Jimmy in death were his parents James and Edna Slaven, and sister Cecilia Lider.
A graveside service officiated by Deacon Ed Kull is scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 860 West St., Woodland. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jimmy's name to Woodland Healthcare Foundation, 1321 Cottonwood St. Suite 305, Woodland, 95695; Make a Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, 2800 Club Center Drive, Sacramento, 95835; or a charity of donors' choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.