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Jim's Life - A brief Biography


Patrick Ellerd (9/27/2004 5:46:53 AM)
I'm very sorry to here about your Dad. I know its been 3 years since his death but I am still surprised to see he had passed away.I haven't kept up with Rodney for a long while and wish to pass on my condolences to him and all of your family.

Dan Hiers (7/29/2002 8:29:24 PM)
I had the pleasure of serving on the uss tingey DD-539 with Jim..we pulled liberty together in Japan..Phillipines and China he was well accepted in our group and always a good buddy..of course we calles him Tambling I was a storekeeper on the Tingey 1950-54..regret his passing and the fact we lost track of each condolences to the family..

jim caudle (6/26/2001 1:54:14 PM)
howard gay and I had lunch today I was sorry to hear of jims passing. he helped me many times when he was with citizens, he was a great friend and neighbor. my best to his family. JIM CAUDLE

Janet Davis (6/24/2001 12:43:52 PM)
My sympathies to you and your families. Your Dad could make some mean spaghetti,we enjoyed our visit in 1976..

Sande Hunter (6/22/2001 11:04:41 AM)
He was a truly unique and wonderful man. I will miss him so much. He was a wonderful tenant and a great friend!!!

DON & SALLY LEE (6/21/2001 3:46:42 PM)

Teresa Eiland Dyrda (6/19/2001 10:58:10 AM)
My thoughts are with all of you. Deepest condolences, Teresa

Laurie (Blase) Scanlan (6/18/2001 8:03:15 PM)
hello to all, I deepest sympathies... your dad was one of a kind! I remember so many little things about him, his voice, the way he cooked only for an army (did he ever learn to pare that down?)..... his generosity and his general sense of fun! He has never been forgotten by me, and I know none of you will ever forget him either.... I hope you are all well, and this pain is...?I won't even try to kid you. I don't know if it ever goes away........... but I hope it fades to a sense of peaceful remembrance! Miss you all........... love and sympathy laurie and tribe (Bridget, Matthew, Jonathan and Andrew).....

Barbara (6/17/2001 9:03:25 AM)
I am a friend of your Mom's but also knew your Dad years ago. My deepest sympathy to you all!

Frank G. Conroe (6/16/2001 12:20:54 PM)
Jim was a good friend and patient. We had a beer or two at the VFW. Will miss him. Frank

Robert Kelly McGraw (6/16/2001 8:26:23 AM)
Let me first say my Condolences to the family. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jim for the past 10 years. Jim would do anything in his power to help you. Good bye my friend and God Bless.

Mark Haines (6/14/2001 5:58:35 PM)
Kent: I was sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. It seems like it was not that long ago that we all were sitting around your house and listening to your dad yell "KENT..EAT". I still remember those times as some of my favorite. It still cracks me up. Where has the time gone? Please let your family know that we're thinking of all of you. Your dad was one of a kind. E-mail me when you have an opportunity. We'd enjoy hearing from you. Take care!

Charles Steadham & The Staff of MindSolve Technologies (6/14/2001 5:01:14 PM)
Mr. Tambling's greatest legacy is embodied in his sons: Kent, Brett, Randy, Rodney and Kevin ... "Will The Circle Be Unbroken."

gayle wilkowski (6/13/2001 9:06:55 PM)
Your father was such a very special person. I moarn his passing, but he gave so many wonderful moments to those he loved. I knew him from the Elks, J.P.olocks, the J.C.s...Well,I am going on, but I am so (not glad) that he is now out of the pain that he had gone through. He will always be E. Hemmingway! What a guy!

Robby L Maples (6/13/2001 3:50:57 PM)
I haven't seen Jim since i was little but he seemed to always be nice to me the few times i had been around him.

Missie Eshbaugh (6/13/2001 3:05:33 PM)
Dear Kent, I was so sorry to learn of your Father's passing. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him, but I am certain he was a wonderful man by what I have read about him, and from knowing his wonderful son Kent. You and your family will be kept close in my thoughts and in my heart. I pray the Lord will touch you and your family and let you all know He is with you now and always. Love, Missie Eshbaugh

Janis Brown (6/13/2001 12:11:34 PM)
I was Jim's nurse on and off for the last several years at the VA and saw him through many crises. The last few months were very difficult for him as his health quickly declined. I will miss him.

Stephen Werts (6/13/2001 11:05:03 AM)
I will miss seeing your dad.

Andy Dowell (6/13/2001 9:39:53 AM)

Sarah Maples (6/13/2001 7:31:23 AM)
Jim was a long time brother-in-law and always tried to show us a good time when we visited. He had a great sense of humor except when he made me drink spinach juice when I was nursing, said it was good for me. He also made lousy giblets but insisted they were great. Had some fond memories of Jim and he will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Martha Layne (6/13/2001 12:12:06 AM)
Boys, I was sorry to hear about your father. I was very young when your Mom and Dad married so he was always like a big brother to me. I haven't seen him in many years but will always remember him as part of our family. My prayers are with you.

Tim Shaw (6/12/2001 9:22:43 PM)
Randall, I was sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you and your family....

Jodi Schneider (6/12/2001 1:21:01 PM)
That was very nicely presented. I wish your family the best and pray for God's healing and mercy to be with each of you. Thank you for including me in this.

Terri Harding (6/12/2001 7:15:59 AM)
I wish I had the opportunity to meet him.

Marti Blase Van Veen (6/12/2001 6:02:08 AM)
I was so sorry to read of your Dad's passing in this morning's News-Press. I think this website is a wonderful tribute to him. I sent the website to Laurie and Jenny - I am sure they will also want to send their sympathies. We also lost our Dad last August. I pray that your memories of your Dad will comfort you during this difficult time, and that you will always remember the laughter and good times you shared. Marti (Blase) Van Veen

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