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James Stewart Minton
Died at home in Alta Loma, CA, surrounded by loved ones, June 30, 2013, at the age of 86. James was born in Lubbock, TX on May 16, 1927, to the late Charles S. Minton and Julia Myrtle Lay Minton and spent his formative years in the agricultural region of California's Central Valley. He enlisted in the
United States Navy
at the age of 17 and served with the Navy Seabees
1944-1946. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1953 with a BS Agriculture degree. He was married to Joyce Jackson Frey of Lubbock, TX in 1977 and was preceded by her in death in 1985. He is survived by his brother Joseph Minton and wife Terry of Bakersfield, CA, step-children and grandchildren: Rene Frey Weese and husband Paul Weese of Kansas City, MO and their children Serenity Weese DeDear and husband Jamie DeDear, Jocelyn Weese, and Jared Weese, Kristy Frey Hennessey and husband Benji Hennessey of Alta Loma, CA and their son Timothy Hennessey, wife Tara, and daughter Emma Hennessey of Corona, CA, Brian Frey, wife Megan, and son Kyle Frey of Upland, CA, and Erin Frey Stangel and husband Tomas Stangel of Chattanooga, TN. He is preceded in death by step-grandsons Benjamin Hennessey and Jeffery Hennessey. He enjoyed the love of many friends and family and will be greatly missed. Services will be held Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM at Resthaven Funeral Home in Lubbock with Intelligence Specialist Second Class Jared Weese, U.S. Navy performing military honors.
The family wishes contributions to be sent to VNA Hospice of Southern California 150 W. First St., Suite 270 Claremont, CA 91711
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on July 9, 2013
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- Dian Braden
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"James was not only my father-in-law, but a great friend who made me laugh. He also taught me many things..."
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