James G. Blanchard II born at Vandenberg AFB, Ca. on January 23, 1962. He grew up in New Orleans where he attended Ben Franklin & Graduated from Redemptorist. Jim returned to his home state of California in 2004. He was a skilled contractor & managed his family's apartment complex in Fortuna, California. Jim was attending the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Ca. as he loved to learn & was a lifelong scholar. James passed away in Eureka on April 13, 2013 where he joined his beloved father James G. Blanchard and dog CheeWee in heaven who both passed just 5 short months ago. He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Kruebbe Blanchard, his sister Shannon Bowdey (husband, Brad), nephews Ethan & John Stire & many relatives in New Orleans. James fought a short yet valiant fight against cancer. Strong up until the very end, defying what the doctor's said was impossible. We love you Jimmy, please give dad a big hug from us. Until we all meet again. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com
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