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The Rev. James Delano Thibodeaux January 28, 1948 - April 30, 2021

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.

Services will be held at the Cascade Community Church, in Cascade on Friday, May 7th, 1pm. - Phil. 4:8-9.


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    Lorri Curto says

    Dear Judy,
    We were so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. I was talking to Stephen about what a great time we had visiting with you the summer Stephen interned in Riggins and how sweet Jim was when Paul broke his model corvette. Both Jim and you made an incredible impact on Stephen’s life and we appreciate you both but Jim, in particular, was a great mentor to Stephen. We are praying for comfort for you and the rest of your family.
    The Curtos

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    Dave and Joyce Coleman says

    Judy, we just bumped into the news of Jim’s passing. It is sad but tempered by a life well lived in christ and a wonderful family. You are in our prayers.

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      James L. Thibodeaux says

      Dave & Joyce,
      Thank you for your condolences. I remember my visit to your home as a child. My parents have reminisced about times with you and always appreciated your friendship. I will make sure mom hears of your note. You can find all of us at our first name dot our last name at gee mail dot–com.
      Jim Jr. (“James”)

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    Charles R. Felton says

    Dear Judy,
    I was going through our address book with your names in it and then googled Jim’s name and found out that he had passed in April. We offer our belated condolences and remember the impact that you and Jim had us, especially on Nanine. The verses Philippians 4:8-9 are a true testimony to Jim.

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