Pete Louis James, Sr.
Mass of Christian Burial for Pete Louis James, Sr. 90, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, with Military Honors. Pete passed peacefully Saturday, January 30, 2016 at his home.
Pete was born August 19, 1925 in McFarland, KS the son of Eufracio and Rosa (Galvan) Jaimez.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Choir. He loved his guitar and played Spanish music with his family and church. He enjoyed working on cars, home projects and he especially loved his Chihuahua dogs he bred.
Pete worked at Stokely Van Camp and retired after 35 years. He later worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He married Mary Rodriquez on January 29, 1946 in Kansas City, KS. She preceded him in death on October 13, 2015.
Survivors include four daughters, Connie Garcia and husband, Andrew, Lawrence, Margaret Hernandez and husband, Philip, Kansas City, KS, Rosalie Copp and husband, Monti, Lawrence, KS, Candace Thompson and husband, Rick, Eudora, KS; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Georgia Broadwell and two brothers, Edward and Alex Jaimez all of Coffeyville, KS. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Pete L. James, Jr. in 1970; one grandson, Jay D. Dolan, Jr. in 2015 and six of his siblings.
The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Friday, February 5th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lawrence Humane Society or to VNA Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Rosalie, Margaret,Candy, and Connie,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Your dad is where he wanted to be and that is with your mom. How exciting for him to see Mary waiting for him at heavens gate! I have so many wonderful memories of you all living next door to us on Pennsylvania. God bless you!
My prayers are with you and your family, Rosalie.
Rosalie, Margaret, candy, Connie all grandkids and grest grandkids. I am so very sorry for the loss of my favorite uncke. He was an awesome person inside and out he certainly loved his family the angels are rejoicing and my Nina was waiting. He is a happy man and god needed him we don’t understand but he will be waiting for you all. I am with you in spirit and love you all
To all of Petes family. I was so sorry to read about Petes passing. I cannot say enough good things about this man. He worked for my dad at Stokelys and for me at LMH. I always looked forward to seeing his smiling face in the mornings. He was one in a million. He will be missed, that’s for sure.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Rosalie and family.