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James LaMoyne Caudle

James LaMoyne Caudle, 83, passed away Thursday, April 24 in Modesto with his family by his side.

Born in Wolbach, NE, on April 10, 1931, he has been a resident of California since 1937. He spent 20 years in the US Navy as a boilerman and retired in 1971 as a Chief Petty Officer. He worked several places before going to work at Campbell’s Soup in Sacramento as a boilerman/engineer. He retired after 20 years and worked at Meissners Sewing Center as a sewing machine technician for another seven years.

He was married to Betty Dunn Caudle from 1957 until her passing in 2011. They celebrated 54 years of friendship and love. James was known to some as Jim, and to others as Irish or Chief. He had a large circle of friends and family and was loved and thought highly of by all who knew him. He will be missed by all. He was a true man of God and attended Capital City Baptist Church in Elk Grove, CA.

Survivors include his son Mike Caudle and family of Jackson GA, and daughters DeLois Avana and Becky Claunch and families, both of Modesto; seven grandchildren, David McDonald, Michael Caudle Jr., Gary Caudle, Wesley McDonald, Betty McDonald, Benjamin Claunch and Kacie Caudle along with their spouses; 10 great grandchildren, and numerous other family and friends.

Services were Tuesday, April 29 at Deegan’s Funeral Chapel in Escalon, with burial following at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

April 30, 2014