James A. Jim' Hennenhoefer July 19, 1941 - August 21, 2017 Vista, California James "Jim" Hennenhoefer passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on August 21, 2017. His memory, grand spirit, larger-than-life presence, and his boundless ability to love will continue to shine a light in the hearts of all who knew him. A memorial mass will be held on September 7th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Location: 1450 South Melrose Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Eternal Hills in Carlsbad, California.Jim was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 19, 1941. James was the first of four sons and one daughter. James was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Ruth Marie Hennenhoefer and his son Stephen Eric Hennenhoefer. James is survived by his wife of 40 years Lea Hennenhoefer; daughters Jacqueline Hennenhoefer Deeds and Heather Hennenhoefer; grandson Micah Young; brothers Richard Hennenhoefer, Gerald Hennenhoefer, and Tom Hennenhoefer; and sister Mary Beth Neeley. James served in a high leadership position in Naval Intelligence before leaving active duty in 1970; Jim retired from Naval Reserves in July 2001 with the rank of Commander. Jim practiced family law in San Diego for 46 years in Vista, California. He earned every accolade and award available on the local, state, national, and international level. The highlights of his professional associations, honors, and leadership positions quite literally would fill an entire single-spaced page in tiny font.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:1) AAML Foundation http://www.aamlfoundation.org/
2) The Boys and Girls Club Vista http://www.bgcvista.org/donate/
3) North County Animal ShelterThe Spirit Fund http://www.sddac.com/content/sdc/das/donate-volunteer/donate-money.html
Condolences to the family can be left on the online memorial website at obits.dignitymemorial.com
. July 19, 1941 - August 21, 2017
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune from Aug. 29 to Sep. 3, 2017.