Richard Dean James, 69, Morrill

Richard Dean James, 69, of Morrill, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. At his request, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled. Memorials have been established to the Morrill Rescue Unit or Prairie Haven Hospice. Online condolences may be left at Jones Mortuary in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

Richard was born June 25, 1943 in Wilsonville, NE to Dwight and Earlene (Williams) James. He joined the Navy after high school in 1964. He proudly served on the U.S.S. Enterprise during Vietnam. He married Wilma Rein in Elko, NV on June 3, 1970.

He was a member of the VFW and the Morrill American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Husker football and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Wilma of Morrill; son Michael (Jamie) James of Longmont, CO and their children Ryan 12yrs, Ellie 10yrs, and Corbin 6yrs; sisters Darla (Al) Graham of AZ, twin sister Barbara James of CO, and Jennie (Rick) Emerson of CO; brothers Bill (Rene) James of Mitchell, NE, Jack (Sharon) James of AZ, and DL (Susie) James of NV; brothers-in-law John (Connie) Rein and Jim (Mabel) Dedlow all of Gering, sister-in-law Shirley Delgado of CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

His grandparents, parents, many aunts, uncles and other family members preceded him in death.

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