Monday, March 17, 2014

James Allen Pipes of Valley Springs

   After an extended illness, Jim Pipes passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday March 9, 2014 during the early morning hours.

   Jim was born on October 11, 1932. He was a barber in Lodi, for approximately 50 years, working at the Hotel Lodi Barber Shop, Lakewood Barber Shop and the Razor's Edge Barber Shop.

   He made many special friends through the years.  Through the Lodi Recreation Department Jim actively supported various youth sports, serving as an umpire and coaching.

   Jim was born in Oklahoma and later migrated to California.  He served in the army during the Korean war.

   He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing and mining for gold.  He was also an excellent cook.

   In 1990 Jim moved to the foothills near Valley Springs and retired shortly thereafter.

   He was preceded in death by his beloved son Steve, stepson Greg Hampel, and brother Lee.

   Jim is survived by his loving wife Joan, mother Violet Brooks, sister Brenda (Jim) Novak, sisters-in-law Mary Pipes and Melva Darnell, stepdaughter Sharon (Richard) Siegfried, daughters-in-law Mary Hollingsworth, K.C. Pipes and Kelly Hampel, and very special grandchildren Dennis Pipes, Keri (Joe) Duffy, Joseph Hampel, Jon and Jade Siegfried and a great-grandchild Grace Duffy.

   If you wish to honor Jim by a donation, please donate to Hospice of Amador and Calaveras 1500 S. Hwy 49 Ste 205, Jackson, CA 95642.

   Committal is private.  San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.



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