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January 02, 2012
I was sad to hear of your loss with Jim's passing. I was a classmate and friend of Jim's at I.C., and at Butte Central. As I told my husband, Jim was always one of the "good guys" when we were kids, so I was not suprised to hear that he grew up to be such a wonderful man. I recognize the qualities of kindness, humor, intelligence, and couraqe that were used to describe him. He had them even when we were young.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary Pat (Tiddy) Griswold
December 28, 2011
Dear Wendy and Family,

I,too, was sad to hear of Jim's death. I didn't know him in elementary school because I attended public school at Emerson, but Jim was one of the first classmates I met when I enrolled at Butte Central. We spent quite a bit of time together, that first year especially, and I fondly remember doing math problems together over the telephone. I was never in Jim's class when it came to that subject.

We attended Gonzaga University together, and while he was doing graduate work at Oregon State in Corvallis, I was teaching English at Lebanon Union High School, 18 miles to the east. We shared a few beers at the Beaver Hut in Corvallis during that time, but we had little contact with each other afterwards. Still, I never forgot him and thinking of him, and my connection with him, always makes me smile.

I send you and yours my most sincere condolences, remembering William Wordsworth's timeless observation: "we will grieve not but find strength in what lies behind in the years that bring the philosophic mind."

Most sincerely,

Emil Mihelich
December 27, 2011
Dear Wendy and family,
I learned with great sadness that Jim had passed. I feel blessed that Jim and I were able to reconnect with each other after so many years. It was wonderful to share with Jim so many fond memories of our childhood experiences growing up on Caledonia Street, as well as being fellow students at the IC from kindergarden through the 8th grade. We reminisced about all of our fellow classmates and the BVMs who guided our journey. Jim and I met up again when we attended Gonzaga University.
My friend, I will miss you. You had integrity, you were honest, you were a gentleman, you cared for others, you loved and cherished your family, you had a generous spirit and a heart of gold. I will miss you dearly.
Denise Rotering Derby, San Jose, Ca
December 22, 2011
I meant to send this picture with my previous note. You may have it already. This is Jim playing grade school football at the Immaculate Conception. This picture is in the KC sports gallery in Butte. I think Jim is in the top row, 2nd from left.
December 22, 2011
I knew Jim as a young man attending the Immaculate Conception Grade School in Butte. We grew up two blocks from one and other. My brother Bill was in Jim's class and I was one year behind them in school. I am asked quite often if he was my brother and if he was related to Marcus Daly, one of the Copper Kings. I remember Jim well and always remember how intellegent he was. I enclosed a photo of our football team. I thought you would enjoy! God Bless!
December 21, 2011
Dear Daly family -- I was saddened to hear about Jim's death. Jim and I were classmates at IC and then Butte Central. Although we shared a last name, I was always one step ahead of Jim due to the "i" that the immigration officials at Ellis Island slipped into my Great Grandfather's name. Our grade points were also very close, and as a petroleum engineer, I most interestingly used statistics to address uncertainty. Rest in peace Jim

Bill
December 21, 2011
I was very sad to hear of Jim's passing. We spent many years together in high and grade school. He always helped all of us especially academically. He was so bright and fun to be with. I think of him often. God Bless him and all of you. We of the Butte Central class of 1962 will miss him.
December 19, 2011
Wendy and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was one of those rare people who made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. We will truly miss him.
December 16, 2011
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December 14, 2011
Jim was one of my first friends when I moved to SLO in 1979. His sense of humor and unflappable approach to life made working with Jim one of the best parts of going to work each day. I will miss him. I find comfort in memories of Jim, and my wish for his family, who he loved unconditionally, is that memories of the great man that Jim was will provide solace during this difficult time.

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