Jim Spence - November 12, 2012James “Jim” T. Spence, 64, of Fremont, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at First United Methodist Church in Fremont. The Rev. Colleen O’Neill will officiate. There is no visitation. Military services will be conducted by members of the Fremont Honor Guard of V.F.W. Post #854 and American Legion Post #20 at the church, following the memorial service. Burial will be at a later date at the Grand Island Memorial Cemetery in Grand Island.
Jim was born June 16, 1948 in Ashland, Ore. to William and Alice(Hrebec)Spence. He moved to Nebraska in 1950 and was a 1966 graduate of Grand Island High School in Grand Island. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from June 1, 1966 to June 11, 1969. He was previously employed at Chief Industries in Grand Island. He moved to Fremont in 2000 and worked at MCI in Omaha for five years until retiring in 2005. Jim met Pamela Scott in July of 1999 and they were married on Dec. 27, 2005, in Fremont. He was the historian for the USS Long Beach Association.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela; son, Justin Spence and fiancee, Camalee Benevidez of Wood River,; daughters, Katherine Spence and fiance, Nick Stamp of Wood River, Moriah (David) Sieling of Safford, Ariz. and Rhyannon Ruiz of Tucson, Ariz.; step-son, Michael (Lisa) Scott of Gurnee, Ill.; brother, Ron (Peg) Spence of Aurora; sister, Sharon (Jerry) Thiel of Grand Island; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and two special companions, his dogs, Molly and Buffy.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be given to the Dodge County Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com