JAMES BERNARD "JIM" CRUM ~ Class of 1959
August 1, 1941 - May 2, 2016
Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, May 2, 2016. He was born August 1, 1941, in Denver, Colorado, to Helen Connell Crum and Robert Burford Crum.
In 1944, Jim's family moved to Richland where his father worked at the Hanford Project. Jim graduated from Columbia High School in 1959, Gonzaga University in 1964. and Gonzaga Law School in 1967. After law school, he served several years with the FBI as a Special Agent in Washington D.C.; San Antonio, TX; San Francisco, CA and Berkeley, CA.
Following his tenure with the FBI, Jim returned to Spokane and served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Spokane County. He was then appointed to Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington where he became Chief of the Criminal Division. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he had achieved the position of First Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Jim and his wife Camille retired to their home in Twin Lakes Village Golf Course (TLV), Idaho. At TLV, Jim struggled with his golf game but deeply enjoyed the pastime. He and Camille also enjoyed fishing and boating with their beloved dogs.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Robert Burford Crum and Helen Connell Crum and his 2nd wife Jerri.
Jim is survived by his wife Camille; his daughters Julie Mohr (Shawn) and Kathryn Hedrick (Jim); grandchildren Brandon, James "Dawson", Charlotte, and Vivianne; his brother Robert B. Crum ('52)(Saundra); nieces Sharon Reams (Tim) and Joanne Baldwin (Scott); nephew Rob Crum; one grand-niece and two grand-nephews; and ex wife (and the mother of his two girls) Mary Rose Tansy ('60).
"It was a good life, great family, friends and fond memories."
Any memorial gifts may be made to the Special Olympics Foundation, Idaho.
At Jim's request no formal service will be held.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to Hospice of North Idaho and especially Hospice House for the comfort and care they provided for all of us.
Published in The Spokesman-Review on May 8, 2016.
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