Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 25, 2015
OBITUARY ~ JAMES D. COULTHARD
March 14, 1924 ~ January 14, 2015
James D. Coulthard, 90, passed away Wednesday January 14, 2015 in Decatur, Illinois.
He was born March 14, 1924 to George D. and Alice (Sickler) Coulthard in Adams County, Iowa.
While serving in the Army Air Corps at Millikin University, Decatur Illinois, Jim met and married Lora Briscoe April 1, 1944. After discharge from the military Jim and Lora moved back to Iowa to farm. Jim loved people, his church, the outdoors (especially Alaska), horses, guns but most of all he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lora, six children, Jimmie Lee, Sheila (Lonnie) Page, Cherri (Harold) Smith, George (Ying Lan), Rosemarie, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, sister, son-in-law, great-granddaughter and many other loved ones.
Services were held January 17, 2015 at Community of Christ Church, Decatur [IL].
Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion assisted the family. Condolences may be sent to Lora at 2403 East 19th St. Apt. 407 Sterling, Illinois 61081.
As Jim has said many times about his life and marriage, “It has been a great trip.” “Over and out.”
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2015
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