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February 26, 1927 - July 2, 2015 James Rutledge 'Jim' Wilcox passed away at 88 years of age, on July 2, 2015, at home in Oregon City, OR. He was born in Idaho Falls, ID, February 26, 1927 to Henry Mills and Marjorie Pennoyer Wilcox and grew up in West Los Angeles and Ventura, California. He served in the US Navy and, after World War II, graduated from California Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering. July 17, 1951, he married Katherine Jane Fisher, daughter of Ransom P. and Grace W. Fisher of Yorkville IL. They raised their family in Monterey Park CA. Jim joined the management team of Bethlehem Steel in Vernon, CA until his retirement in 1983. After retirement he volunteered for the Citizen's Patrol of Monterey Park Police Department for many years, most recently serving as its captain. His wife preceded him in death February 10, 1989, as did their youngest child Sarah W. Wilcox on October 11, 2012. He is survived by his brother William D. (Barbara) Wilcox and his children Elizabeth M. Wilcox of Oregon City, OR; Thomas R. (Jill) Wilcox of Kingston, WA; and Martha P. Wilcox of Santa Clarita, CA; and grandchildren Kyle J. Wilcox, Alissa G. Guzman, Shem P. (and Eneida Bejko) Guzman and their daughter Sofi. Private memorial celebrations will be held in Oregon and in Southern California. The family appreciates contributions in Jim's name to: Providence Hospice, 6410 NE Halsey Street Suite 300, Portland, OR, 97213.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, 2015
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