In Memory

James S Graves - Class Of 1944

James S Graves

James S. Graves, 74, of Sparks, Nevada died July 22, 2000, at Northern Nevada Medical Center.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, he was born March 20, 1926, to Charles W. and Helen Virginia (Simpson) Graves and had lived in Sparks for the past eight years, coming from Girdwood, Alaska.

Graves worked for Union Oil Company for 20 years, retiring in 1982 and for ARCO at North Slope, Kuparuk Field, Girdwood, until 1992. He graduated from South Pasadena High School, in 1944 and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was a World War II Navy submarine veteran, member of the Boy Scouts, receiving the Silver Beaver award and a member of the South Reno United Methodist church.

Daughter, Karen E. Cramer, died in 1974 and parents preceded him in death. Surviving are wife, Alice O. (Owens) of Sparks, sons, David O. of Maui, Hawaii and Thomas W. of Reno, daughters, Charlene M. Stevens of Washoe Valley and Diane M. DelFrate of Sandia Park, N.M. sister, Alice Ann Gardner '48 of Pasadena and six grandchildren.

Reno Gazette-Journal, July 26, 2000