Robert (Bob) Marvin James passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus Friday, April 12, 2013 at Lighthouse Foster Care in Medford. Robert was born in Mobridge, S.D. August 24, 1921 to Henry and Lydia James.
Robert and his sister Lillian traveled by train to Klamath Falls, Ore. when he was 18 years old. He later moved to Medford, Ore. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, served as a Radioman aboard the USS Boggs and was discharged in 1945. He met the love of his life, Bernice Myers, in Medford and they were married August 14, 1947. He worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses. In 1977, Bob and Bernice moved to Denver, Colo. to assist in their church and to be close to their daughter in Kansas City, Mo. Bob and Bernice returned to Medford, Ore. in 1990 to be near their daughter Janet and family in the Rogue Valley. Bob and Bernice shared 52 wonderful years of marriage. Following the death of Bernice, Bob married Genevieve Clevenger October 7, 2000 in Port Angeles, Wash. They were married until her passing in 2010.
Bob loved spending time with his family and greatly enjoyed gardening. When his grandchildren were born, it added an exciting dimension to his life; he was attentive and invested in the lives of each one. He enjoyed attending his great-grandsons' baseball games. The greatest passion of his life was his love for God. He often spent time reading the Bible and in prayer. He attended the Apostolic Faith Church for many years and was a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir, and played the timpani. Bob loved to sing and in the hospital he serenaded anyone who would listen. He had many friends, and even in the final weeks of his life, his happy heart left an impression on those around him.
Robert is survived by three sisters: Helen Douglas, (Bullhead City, Ariz.), Carol Coon and Lillian Niles (Salem, Ore.), and three children, Marilyn Moen (Portland, Ore.), Janet (Doug) Dillemuth (Phoenix, Ore.), and Alan (Diane) James of Los Angeles, Calif. Robert also has five grandchildren; Greg (Jenny) Moen, Andrew Moen, April (Matt) James, Heidi (Luke) Cronin (Klamath Falls, Ore.); and Holly Dillemuth. Great-grandchildren include Logan and Corey James and Braden Moen. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his wofe Bernice, second wife Genevieve, hi mother, father, and two sisters, Muriel Hector and Betty Sprague. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A service will be held at the Apostolic Faith Church, on Sunrise and Jackson, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013. A graveside service will be held at the Eagle Point Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. The family would like to thank Barnett Woods, Providence Hospice, and Lighthouse Foster Care for the wonderful care they gave to our Daddy.