James David Jarrett passed away unexpectedly at his residence on December 7, 2012 at the age of 84. He was born June 5, 1928 in Woodland to Walter G. Jarrett and Ruth Burson Jarrett. Jim graduated from Woodland High School and also attended the University of California at Davis. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from March 1951 to October 1952 where he was awarded the Purple Heart Metal.
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Jim started farming with his family in Woodland, and eventually moved the operation to Colusa County where he farmed rice for over 50 years. Jim was a member of the Williams Kiwanis Club, American Legion, Ben Ali Temple Shriners of Sacramento, Woodland Lodge #81 of Free & Accepted Masons of California, Woodland Royal Arch # 46, and a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Jim was a devoted husband, dedicated father and very proud grandfather.
Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years Joan Jarrett of Williams, sons David Jarrett of Colusa, Kevin Jarrett of Williams, daughter Stacey Jarrett of Merced, brother Walter Jarrett of Herald, sister Mary Angelich of San Bruno, grandchildren Mitchell, Jillian, Annie and Olivia all of Colusa.
No services will be held at this time per Jim's request.
Memorial contributions can be made in Jim's name to the Williams Cemetery Fence Fund P.O. Box 843 Williams, CA 95987 or to Williams Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box 755 Williams, CA 95987 or to the Sacramento Valley Museum P.O. Box 1347 Williams, CA 95987 or the local Chapter of the American Legion #218 P.O. Box 665 Maxwell, CA 95955 or to the Veterans of Foreign Wars #2441 P.O. Box 1354 Colusa, CA 95932.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel- Colusa (530) 458-3794
Published in Willows Journal from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, 2012