Imogen Moore James died in El Paso, Texas, on Sept. 9, 2018.
Born on Dec. 31, 1922, in El Paso, she was the widow of Fred Keith James. She was the daughter of the late Paul O. Moore and Imogen Leavell Moore, and granddaughter of Charles H. Leavell Sr. (who came to El Paso in 1906) and Emma Place. Her brother, Tom Moore, died in 2015.
“Jimbo” or “Jimmie” attended Texas Western College of Mines (now UTEP), was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in English literature.
Marrying Fred in 1945, they moved to the Chicago area and Ohio, and returned to El Paso in 1957. They shared a love and an excellence in bridge, dancing, archery and bowling. During the 60s, they were a host family for foreign military families based at Fort Bliss. An active member of the Junior League in her 30s, as well as other community services, she also worked a few years as a bookkeeper for Fred’s general contracting company, F. K. James & Associates, and for the Jewish Community Center.
She is survived by her children, Frank James (Linda) of Santa Teresa, New Mexico; Paul James (Pam) of Wilmette, Illinois; Ann James Massey (Henri Bérenger) of Paris, France; Keith James (Ann) of El Paso; and Susan James Niehans (Paul) of Allen, Texas. She leaves behind five grandchildren, Jeanette Ordish (RC) of Mission Viejo, California; David James and Paul James (Izul de la Vega) of Santa Teresa, New Mexico; Anson James of Elgin, Illinois; and Derek James of El Paso. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren: Kassidy, Marshall, Kennedy and Rowan.
The family gives thanks for her dedicated caretakers: Elsa, Eddie, Nadia and Juanita.
Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 with funeral services on Monday, Sept. 17. Details are available with Kaster-Maxon & Futrell, 8817 Dyer, 915-751-1287.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Global Hospice Care, 1817 Wyoming Ave, Ste. A, El Paso, TX, 79903, or the American Heart Association.