So how do you tell a friend, neighbor, grandfather (adopted) of your children of the last 9 yrs thanks & good bye?
So how do you tell a friend, neighbor, grandfather (adopted) of your children of the last 9 yrs thanks & good bye? When you have been robbed of the chance. He who was a natural friend to everyone he met in life, who took the time to help those who needed it, gave advice from his own experiences in life to anyone who would listen. Who accepted your weakness's and who overlooked the bad and focused on the good.
Who embraced everyone's children as his own, a self adopted Grandfather figure for all. Who was loving, friendly, stern when needed, but always teaching.
Strong in faith and knowledge that Jesus Christ is his Savior. Who invited others to discover the path to gain this knowledge for themselves.
A veteran of the U.S.Coast Guard, who served over sea's in Greece during his active duty time, who was accepted by the Greek's as one of their own, such was his way with people. Making friends and treating all as equals.
One who had many stories of his life that could last for hours, or days, what a story teller he was. Who one day desired to record all his life's adventures on the computer using a verbal software that could type for him as he spoke, so close to this goal we were, for a book or two he wished to make to share the fun, the pain, the humor the love of his life's experiences.
A man who comes from ancestors who helped found the Republic of America, Who's other relatives of the past were of the Sac & Fox Native American tribe.
He was a strong patriot, and one who loved the Freedoms God granted the founders of America to grant unto this people. "A Republic if we can keep it" He was worried about the state of our nations course in many ways.
He was a great human being, and I believe his ancestors were there waiting for his arrival, welcoming him home.
Jim would probably find it in his heart to forgive, it was his way.
God Bless Jim (James) Lawton and accept him in his mansions above for the good he did here during his journey on Earth. Good bye Jim, and thanks for being one of the few true friends I ever had during my 45 yrs of life.
And may God bless his grieving wife an their family.
Wado, until we meet again.
Jim Lawton died sometime on Sunday morning on a mountain near Monroe, Utah. July 17, 2011 May long we remember this kind and honorable man.
Stephen T. Huls
T'sul Kalu of the Ani-Kituhwagi
July 17, 2011 7:38 pm
UPDATE: these two links below tell what happened, and who Jim was and a few of the things he did in life.