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James E. Shearer


1935 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James E. Shearer Obituary
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JAMES E. SHEARER James left to join his Lord and Savior on July 13, 2014 at the age of 78. A memorial service to celebrate his life is planned for July 24 at 11 am at the Grove Community Church in Riverside. James was born in Randolf, Nebraska in 1935 and moved with his family the next year to Riverside, CA and was a Riverside resident for the past 77 years. After graduating from college, James was drafted into the Army and served his country with pride. Following his discharge, he became a teacher and taught in the Ontario Unified School District for 2 years and then in the Jurupa Unified School District for 33 years. He earned his PhD in Education from US International University in 1980. After retiring from teaching in Jurupa, James worked several years as an adjunct professor at California Baptist University. James was a very active member of Magnolia Church in Riverside. He served for many years as a Deacon and took great pleasure in serving his church and community in that role. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Shearer; sons, Brad and Mark; daughter, Kelli; sister, Ivy; and his daughters-in-law, Kira and Kelly. He loved his five grandchildren: Jacob, Kayleen, Jackson, Mary, and Tabitha. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to the Magnolia Church Deacons' Benevolence Fund.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on July 21, 2014
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