~James "Grandpa Jim" Wroten has left this earth to rest on April 25, 2014. Born January 16, 1935, he was the third of eight children.

~As a young man, he was an exceptional trick-horse rider, and also a dairy farmer. But nothing could compare to his love of writing. He was a writer for the magazine Desert Cowboy, in Arizona. His charm brought happiness to everyone he came across, and he always made a point to make sure that everyone around him was smiling and having a good time.

"Heaven's light now shines a little brighter with the arrival of such a wonderful man".

~James was preceded in death by both parents; his first wife, Sara; siblings, Mey, Gai, Frank and Ben; and daughter, Meloni.

~He is survived by his wife, Yetiva Wroten, and an almost overwhelming amount of children, grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Along with siblings June, Tom and Bob.

~Services for James will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the City Bible Church, 922 Marina Blvd, Bullhead City, Ariz.

Funeral Home

Desert Lawn Funeral Home
9250 S. Ranchero Lane Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
(928) 763-5959

Published in Mohave Daily News Online from May 4 to May 11, 2014