The Rev. James Delano Thibodeaux
The Rev. James Delano Thibodeaux died on Apr 30, 2021 at the age of 73 after a 9yr battle with cancer.
Born in Sacramento in 1948, Jim grew up in Amador Co., CA with parents L. LoRene (nee Gonterman) & Jim R. and siblings Estella Funkhouser (Bill), and Gary (Sharon).
He attended Cascade College, graduating S. Oregon College in ‘71. In ‘66 he met Judy D. Ravens, fell in love, and they married in ‘68. They had two children, James L. (Annaka) and Joshua J. (Kayla) and took in a third, Derek Ellison (Michelle). Ordained in ‘84 in the C.M.&A.,
Jim pastored at the following churches: Occidental Community (CA), Petaluma Neighborhood (CA), Cascade Community (ID), and Salmon River Community (Riggins, ID). Together, Jim & Judy ministered as a team. Jim was known for his Christ-centered faith, contagious humor, and for putting love into action… Well, and also losing his wallet & keys, coveting Corvettes, and hoarding guitars.
He leaves a legacy of faith, love, and laughter to his family and friends, incl. 9 grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Cascade Community Church, in Cascade on Friday, May 7th, 1pm. – Phil. 4:8-9.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.