James 'Jim' Ardenel Bagwell
Graveside services were held for James "Jim" Ardenel Bagwell on Wednesday,March 29, 2006 at the Alturas Cemetery. Pastor Curtis Barber officiated. Jim passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at his home in Alturas, CA, after a short battle with cancer. He was 75.
Jim was born April 4, 1930, in Earlsboro, OK. He was a horse trader, worked in floor covering, was an avid hunter in his younger years, and was happiest spending time drinking coffee and talking with his friends. He also served in the United States Army from May of 1946 until December of 1946 when he received an Honorable Discharge. He spent more than 50 years in Modoc County where he owned and operated The Beacon Coffee Shop.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Bagwell, his son Scott Bagwell, and his brother Clovis Bagwell. He is survived by his wife Pat Bagwell of Alturas; his mother Recy Hicks of Alturas; son Robert Bagwell of Roseville;
daughter and son-in-law Linda and Roy Harris of Toelle, UT; stepdaughter Rita Merino of Roseville; stepdaughter Patricia Merino Griffin of Bethany, OK; stepson and daughter-in-law Butch and Judy Merino of Oklahoma City, OK; stepdaughter and son-in-law Michelle (Merino) and Kendell Ayers of Yukon, OK; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous other friends and family.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
The family would especially like to thank Leonard Sykes, Karla Yancey, the doctors and nurses at Merle West Medical/Cancer Center and at the Modoc County Hospital for their support and dedication to his care. We would also
like to thank all of Jim's friends for their outpouring of love during this difficult time.
Recy Ester Hudson Hicks
Clovis Othel Bagwell
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