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James Ira French, 65, of Casper, Wyo.

Posted: Monday, Jan 14th, 2013




CASPER, Wyo. James Ira French, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at home after a long battle with cancer.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Church of Christ in Casper. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.

James Ira French was born June 24, 1947, to Leslie and Dorothy French. He grew up on a farm west of Bonilla and graduated from Hitchcock High School in 1965.

He began working for the Bureau of Reclamation Nov. 15, 1965, at Bismark, N.D., retiring Jan. 2, 2004. He received many awards, including the 1985 Area Civil Servant of the Year Award.

He married Kathleen Ahlstrom June 27, 1965. They divorced in 1992. On Sept. 4, 1993, he married Bonnie Herrick at Las Vegas, Nev. They eventually moved to Stephensville, Texas. She died March 16, 2012. He began collecting coins at age 10. He enjoyed metal detecting and hunting for and collecting antique bottles. He was a Denver Broncos fan.

He is survived by three children, Lisa (Todd) Sexton, Jeffrey (Kimberly) and Amy (Daniel) Helfrick; two stepchildren, Jerry (Shantelle) Young and Michael Young Jr.; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care, Attn: Meaghan, 6501 East Second St., Casper, Wyo. 82609. Arrangements are with Newcomer Funeral Home. Visit newcomercasper.com.

died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at home after a long battle with cancer.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Church of Christ in Casper. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.

James Ira French was born June 24, 1947, to Leslie and Dorothy French. He grew up on a farm west of Bonilla and graduated from Hitchcock High School in 1965.

He began working for the Bureau of Reclamation Nov. 15, 1965, at Bismark, N.D., retiring Jan. 2, 2004. He received many awards, including the 1985 Area Civil Servant of the Year Award.

He married Kathleen Ahlstrom June 27, 1965. They divorced in 1992. On Sept. 4, 1993, he married Bonnie Herrick at Las Vegas, Nev. They eventually moved to Stephensville, Texas. She died March 16, 2012. He began collecting coins at age 10. He enjoyed metal detecting and hunting for and collecting antique bottles. He was a Denver Broncos fan.

He is survived by three children, Lisa (Todd) Sexton, Jeffrey (Kimberly) and Amy (Daniel) Helfrick; two stepchildren, Jerry (Shantelle) Young and Michael Young Jr.; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care, Attn: Meaghan, 6501 East Second St., Casper, Wyo. 82609. Arrangements are with Newcomer Funeral Home. Visit newcomercasper.com.



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