Jim Lundy passed away peacefully on January 29, 2014, in Wichita Falls, TX, after a brief battle with leukemia. He was the husband of Merthel 'Lily' Womble Lundy. He was a La Jolla resident from 1974 to 2010 and lived in Wichita Falls, TX, as well, after marrying Lily. Jim was born December 29, 1930, and raised in the Panama Canal Zone where his father was the Assistant Treasurer of the Canal. |
Jim was educated at Northwestern University (B.S.) and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D.). He was married to Joan Horter from 1951-1983. They raised three daughters in Rochester, NY, Ann Arbor, MI, and La Jolla. In 1986, he married Lily with whom he celebrated a 27th anniversary in 2013.
Jim was a former Xerox executive, author of several management textbooks and books, management consultant, and professor at Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, University of California San Diego, and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. He was a proud 50-year Rotarian, and an Honorary Rotarian of late.
He is survived by wife, Merthel 'Lily' Lundy; sister, Libby Davis; daughters, Jan Lundy (Rick) Bajgrowicz and her sons, Michael Iufer and Brian Iufer, Chris (John) Kinney, and Kay (Steve) Grimes and her son, Jake Gross; Lily's family; and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held February 8, 2014, in Wichita Falls.
Donations may be made to First Presbyterian La Jolla or Rotary La Jolla. Condolences online: janflundy@ gmail.com; Jan Lundy, 7955 Caminito del Cid, La Jolla 92037; or Lily Lundy, 4600 Taft Blvd., #525, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.
Published in La Jolla Light on Feb. 6, 2014