James Lloyd Nash, 82, Gering
James Lloyd Nash, 82, of Gering, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his home in Gering.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Father Vince Parsons officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy. Cremation was at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory.
A vigil service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Memorials have been established to Prairie Haven Hospice and the Knights of Columbus. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Jim was born April 19, 1931, at Shelburn, Indiana to Thomas and Mayme (Laurent) Nash, the youngest of five children. He graduated from the Shelburn High School in the spring of 1949. He had own "Hoosier" moment when his little school high school basketball team reached the final 16 of the state basketball tournament. He attended Butler University studying pharmacy for two years and then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951 and served in the Korean Conflict as a Marine Medic.
Upon returning home he met and married Patricia Stewart on August 5, 1955. In 1957, he took a pharmaceutical sales representative position with Davis Brothers, Inc. in Denver and shortly afterwards moved to Scottsbluff. He spent over 20 years in Scottsbluff raising his family and serving regional drug stores and hospitals.
In 1981, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to become regional sales manager for Bergan Brunswick Drug Company. Jim remained in that position until his retirement in 1995. He remained with the company for two more years as Bergan's public relations representative. While in Albuquerque he met and married Patty Long (Slater) on January 1, 1986. Jim and Patty moved back to Scottsbluff in 1997 to be closer to family and friends.
Jim was a dedicated father and husband. He was a faithful member of St. Agnes Parish, and a loyal member of the Knight of Columbus Council spending many enjoyable retirement years developing friendships and serving with his brother Knights.
Jim always marveled at how small the world was. No matter where he was it seemed that the folks he met along the way were either from Indiana or Nebraska.
Jim is survived by his wife, Patty; sister, Loretta Sajko; children and stepchildren, David (JoAnn), Alan (Cindy), Tom, Karen, and Mike; grandchildren, Matthew, Elizabeth, Jaime, Anissa, Jesse, Crystal, Christopher, Savannah, Michael, and Cody; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mayme Nash; brothers, Thomas and Leo "Jack" and sister, Mary (Gilbert).
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