|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1938|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 2003|
James W. Berthume, 64, of Midland, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at his home with his wife Bobbie by his side.
James was born December 11, 1938 in Saginaw to Walter and Marion (Walsh) Berthume.
He grew up in the Gladwin-Beaverton area. James retired from the City of Midland after 32 years. Before and after retirement, he did tree work throughout the Midland area.
He is survived by his wife Roberta "Bobbie" (Packard), whom he married September 23, 2000; sons, Tim Berthume of Fort Orange, FL, Troy Cepak, Tony Cepak, Leslie (Lois) Novak, Chester (Cinde) Novak and Robert (Amy) Novak, all of Midland; daughters, Tammy (Bobbie) Morgan of Chatsworth, GA, and Darla (Rob) Pratcshler of Midland; 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Tina) Berthume of Gladwin and David (Alma) Farison of Beaverton; sisters, Ruth Nimphie, Marge Stone, Shirley Foreman, Alta Hedrich, all of Beaverton and Ione (John) Grady of Brimley; mother-in-law, Ruth Emerson; long-time buddy, Dick Baler of Beaverton; special niece, Julie Emery of Midland; and special friend, Mary Emery of Midland. James was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Douglas and Kenneth Farison; and sister, Ellen Brown.
A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Faith Wesleyan Church, 654 South Meridian Road. Pastor Dennis Curell will officiate. Memorials can be made to the family of James W. Berthume.
James' family wishes to give a special thanks to Hospice for help given during their loss.
Marion L. Walsh, Berthume Farison (1916 - 1999)
James Berthume (1938 - 2003)
Robert Berthume (1940 - 2005)*
Alta E. Farison Walters (1942 - ____)*
David Arrington Farison (1944 - 2009)*
Kenneth Ausley Farison (1948 - 1966)*
Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Created by: Farison-Fruchey Roots
Record added: Jun 11, 2010
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