James Donald Engstrom
1951 – 2021
James Donald Engstrom, of Napa, died February 4th of cancer and kidney disease. Jim was born in Indianapolis, IN on 12/23/1951 to Don and Joan (Stapleton) Lofgran. After his parents divorced, Jim and his two sisters returned to Wyoming where his mother remarried in 1957 to Harold (Hal) Engstrom, who adopted the three siblings and added three more children to their family – twin brothers Hardy and Kevin, and sister Lael. Always a natural with people, Jim spent his career in the hospitality industry with managerial positions in Casper, Wyoming, Denver and Vail, Colorado, Santa Fe, New Mexico and finally in Napa. It was in Napa that Jim met the love of his life and partner of 21+ years, Lynne Memmott. Lynne, a native of Napa was a perfect fit for Jim's love of live music, wine, food, and entertaining.
Jim will be remembered as a natural athlete, a handsome, charming, funny, sharp-dressed, quick-witted, trivia loving guy, a terrific dancer, a great host, and for his gorgeous smile.
He is survived by his "Honey" Lynne Memmott and her two sons, PJ Memmott (Danielle) and Mike Memmott, his "grandbabies" - Liam, Violet and Liliana; his mother, Joan Shelsta (Rod); sister Lisa Engstrom Seran, all of Napa; Christina Engstrom, Hardy Engstrom, Kevin Engstrom, Lael Engstrom, all of Denver, CO., and 2 nieces, Gabriella Seran (Yountville) and Rachel Zamboras (Michigan).
He is predeceased by both fathers. Due to the Pandemic, a celebration of Jim's life will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Collabria Care Hospice