James Kingston

Tucson, Arizona


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James "Jim" Kingston 8/8/1921 - 5/8/2011 Jim believed that his life was richly blessed by his family, many friends, and by his opportunities to serve the community. Although he always claimed to be Irish, he was born in Nebraska and grew up in the small college town of Wayne where his...

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In a word, Jim was "real". Everything about Jim Kingston was sincere and genuine. In the 24 years I've known Jim as a fellow Rotarian, he has been unwavering in his love of people and love of life. He commonly bragged about the accomplishments of others, but was never heard to brag about his own talents and qualities ... which were many! It will be a long time before the sound of Jim's booming voice, the power of his handshake or his Irish blessings fade from memory. Some say...

I will always have found memories of your grandpa. How he could make you laugh and put a smile on your face. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Much love

Condolences to Jim's family and many, many friends. He lifted our spirits. A genuinely good and kind man. Rest in peace.

Many fond memories come to mind when I think of our SAB family and Jim. Our condolences to the family.

John & Barbara Dierdorf, Tucson Arizona

Hi kids. Please accept my condolences. I have many fond memories from our Tierra del Sol days. Your Dad was always a graceful, kind and all around good guy. I especially remember the B-29 pictures hanging on the walls. A big memory was the time your Dad took us to the downtown SAB and showed us the "computer" room. Huge machines that took up a whole building on Toole St(I think) You are in our thoughts. Your Dad was certainly a life well lived. Best wishes.

I have known Jim Kingston many years through Southern Arizona Bank and indeed his kindness and remembrance of everyone's names always stood out as he made everyone feel special. He will be forever remembered by every person he interacted with, whether at work, thru his volunteer work or other ways. Blessings to his family.

Jim and Bob, Peace be with you all.

I too worked at SAB but nights in proof and bookkeeping. During my many years in banking in Tucson I had many interactions with Mr Kingston and also did some volunteer work for him at TMM. Such a kind happy giving man who never forgot a face or a name. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Jim & Bob, We were so sorry to see you lost your Dad. Though Chip & I did not know him personally we know he raised some wonderful kids. We feel blessed to have you in our lives. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with all of you & your families!