Throughout Jim's life he loved to make people laugh, whether it was with his goofy facial expressions, his corny jokes or in his crazy photography shots. Jim's love of music penetrated any room he was in, as do his paintings. Jim's wife Tina was the love of his life, and they enjoyed traveling all over the USA together. One of his favorite places on earth was taking his Grandchildren, James, Brittany and Ashley to Disneyland and California Disney. He volunteered his time to help others in need such as after Hurricane Katrina he went down to New Orleans to help to raise money for the needs of others and as an 11 year ELK member he enjoyed helping at Christmas time so all family's in need had a cheerful holiday. Jim absolutely loved his peaceful mountain home in Northern Idaho with all of the elk, deer and wild turkeys living right on his property. He also loved his dogs Choco and Trevor, and all of the farm animals that he and his wife raised together, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, lambs and pygmy goats. He loved vegetable gardening, beekeeping and feeding song birds... the highlight in the Spring and Summer were his beloved HUMMINGBIRDS!! He always had 4 to 6 feeders full of sweetness for them. He would take photos of them just to count how many hummers he fed per day... up to 200 hummingbirds per day at times, and some hatched their babies in a lilac bush right by the house. He loved nature!!
He was happy he was able to be a donor and part of him could live on.