Jim F Mayer (1926 - 2011)

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James F. Mayer, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on December 20th, 2011, with his wife of 61 years, Audrey, by his side. Jim was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 14th, 1926 to Hobson and Jane Mayer. He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the war was over, he completed his education at Penn State
University, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy.

On June 17th, 1950, Jim married Audrey G. Eriksson and together they raised 4 children and lived a full life together. In 1951, Jim
began serving his country once again, as a Special Agent in the FBI. He and his family had the opportunity to live in many different cities, including, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Anchorage, AK, Youngstown, OH and Juneau, AK. Jim and his family were living in Anchorage during the great earthquake of 1964. After being transferred to Ohio for a short time, Jim asked to be sent back
to Alaska, and arrived in Juneau in May of 1966. He finished out his career with the FBI, retiring in 1976. He then was appointed as the Director of the Police Standards Council for the State of Alaska, a position which he was proud to hold, until his final retirement in 1985.

During his retirement, Jim enjoyed working at the bicycle shop that was owned by his daughter, Lynn and his son, Tom. Jim and Audrey moved to Bellingham, WA in 1988 and enjoyed making new friends, golfing and traveling. In 1994, they moved back to Alaska, settling in Palmer until 1999, when they moved back to Bellingham. Finally, in 2004, they moved back to Palmer, Alaska,
where they remained until his death.

Jim was a man who lived his life with honesty and integrity. He loved his family and he loved his country.

Jim is survived by his wife, Audrey, his daughter, Lynn Mayer (Bill) of Anchorage, his son, Tom Mayer (Lisa) of Juneau, his daughter, Nancy Schock (Jeff) of Anchorage and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, James E. Mayer, onJuly 11th, 2001. At his request, no service will be held.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, 2012
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