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James Marion Self

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August 9, 1936 - June 6, 2015 James M. Self, 78, of La Crescenta, CA passed away at his residence from lung cancer. Jim, also known as Sonny, was born August 9, 1936 in Blountsville, AL to the late Ralph and Willie Mae Self. After joining the Marine Corps while still a teen, and serving his country during the Korean War, he moved permanently to California. While attending college in the late '50s, he met and married Barbara Self (Cline) and they raised their two daughters in the Echo Park/Silverlake area. In the mid '80s he married Nancie Self (Tom) and they moved to their ranch in Mendocino County (Piercy, CA) where they lived for many years. He leaves behind his loving daughters, Lori Vella, Shari Cimmarusti, and Leanne Muleiro and 5 grandsons, all of California. He was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Self. He is also survived by his beloved sister, Mrs. David Blaich (Mary), of Cottonwood, Alabama and former wives Barbara Self-Lewis and Nancie Self. A memorial will be held at a later date. Semper Fi.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 13 to June 14, 2015
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