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Jim Welch
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1929
Cassia County
Idaho, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 2009
Elko County
Nevada, USA

Jim Welch, long-time Elko resident passed away in his home following a long illness. He was 80 years old. He was born to Art and Lucille Welch.
They moved to Elko in 1946 where he attended Elko High School. At that time he worked at Slim Olsen's and with John Perry making saddles before he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 21. He came back to Elko in 1953 and started dating the love of his life, Cherie Porter, whom he married in 1954. He went to work for California Pacific Utilities and retired after 37 years. He served the city of Elko as a volunteer fireman for many years. He also ran the stockyards for 5 years before they were torn down; and volunteered his time working at the fairgrounds for nearly half of his life. Shortly; after he retired form the phone company he went to work for the Elko County Sheriff's Department, where he worked for over 14 years. Jim enjoyed braking colts to earn extra money for the family. He is preceded in death by his sister Colleen and his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Cherie, daughter Kathleen, son Jim, grandson Thor (Christy), great-grandchildren TJ and Kylee Welch, brothers Allen and Virgil Welch, and many nieces and nephews. Jim's request was to donate to a local 4H Club or a High School Rodeo Club of your choosing instead of sending flowers.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Judy Lu
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46447478
Jim Welch
Added by: Judy Lu
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Jim was the very best friend a person could ever have. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. God Bless!! My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Cherie and family.
- Judy Lu
 Added: Jan. 8, 2010
Jim was a wonderful husband and father. He has many, many, friends who will miss him.
- His Loving Family
 Added: Jan. 8, 2010

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