Friday, February 27, 2015

James Edward Carson, BHS 1967

Aqua Dulce / Acton Country Journal January 4, 2014---------------- In Loving Memory of James Edward Carson January 23, 1949 - December 2, 2013---------------------- James Edward Carson, a longtime resident of Acton, passed away December 2, 2013, at his home. James was a pillar of strength to his family. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alma; his son, James; his daughter, Jamie; his grandchildren Jamie, Ricky, Michael, Kyle, Jason, Odessa, Ashley, Brandon and Preston; and four great grandchildren, Marley, Sean, Brayden and Alice.---------------------------- Jim was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 23, 1949. He was the son of Arthella Farrell Carson and Walter Carson. He had five sisters - Gloria, Helen, Lori, Rena and Terri - and one brother, Jeff.--------------------------
Jim's family moved to California in the 50s, settling in Glendale. Jim attended John Muir Junior High and Burbank High School. It was at Burbank High that he met the love of his life, Alma. They fell into deep, inseparable love for each other and got married a year after high school. ---------------------------------- After graduation, Jim pursued his passion for trucking and decided to start his own business. He initially partnered with his father but eventually branched out on his own. He was successful and garnered the opportunity to work for the City of Los Angeles as a contract owner-operator where he made many lifelong friends. ---------------------------- Jim's passion for kids was evident in his baseball coaching. He started in Sylmar and continued on into Acton where he coached his kids and grand-kids at the Sierra Little League. He also dedicated his time to the Acton Arrow

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