James Donald Engstrom
1951 - 2021

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

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Published by Napa Valley Register on Feb. 19, 2021.
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My heart goes out to Hons and the Engstrom family for the loss of James this year. He will be missed, but never forgotten! My prayers go out to all of those who make up our extended Family.
February 28, 2021
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
February 24, 2021
Lynne I am sorry to that Jim passed away. My thoughts are with you.
February 21, 2021
Sweet, sweet man with a great sense of humor and a real caring for his friends and neighbors. God speed, James. You will be missed.
Paula French
February 20, 2021
Jim was such a good, sweet, funny man. He was so good to me not only as my boss but as a friend. I will miss him dearly!
Melissa Peck
February 19, 2021
Jim will be very missed. He was there for me during some of the most difficult times of my life, and was not only my boss for years, but was like a second father to me.
Krista Faris
February 19, 2021