James 'Jim' L. Perry passed in his sleep April 6th 2013. Born in Santa Fe, NM November 24th 1926, he was the son of Edgar Perry and Ann Perry. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Annaliese M. Perry who died in 2002. Known for his 6'4" height, his sense of humor and his expansive generosity, he will be missed by many including his sons Steven and Richard, daughter Ellie and two grandchildren. Jim served during WW II as an electrician in the Navy, after discharge he received a BS in forestry from UC Berkeley before following in his father's footsteps into the US Forest Service in 1952. He retired in 1983 from a celebrated career as Supervisor of the Santa Fe National Forest to Tucson. In lieu of flowers, any donations to conservation efforts would be appreciated.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900