September 10, 1920 – August 10, 2014
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James J. Hale was born in Cleveland and grew up in Canton, Ohio, graduating from Lehman High School. He was in the Army Signal Corp. during WWII, transported to Belgium in a glider after DDay. After the war Jim graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffon, Ohio. His first job was with National Screw and Mfg. Co. Then he got recalled by the Army and was with the Military Intelligence Service. Shirley Woodbridge became his wife and they moved to California.
Jim recruited engineers for Rocketdyne and then worked for U.S. Borax and Chemical Corp. becoming the Director of Personnel and retiring in 1985. Moving to Placerville they attended and served at Gold Country Baptist Church. Through the years they have had the privilege of serving in the Awana Clubs and Gideons International. Jim’s favorite sport was golf.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Shirley, of 61 years, four special children, Pamela Aubree Van Mierlo-DaRin, Jennifer Abrams, Rebecca Renee Hale and Spencer Murphy Hale. He is the proud grandfather of ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Jim’s memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Sat. Aug. 16, 2014 at Gold Country Baptist Church. 3800 North Shingle Rd., Shingle Springs. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Awana Clubs, P.O. 768 Shingle Springs, Calif. 95667. or Gideons International, P.O. Box 1443 Placerville, Calif. 95682. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, Placerville.