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Mike & Debby Moir
Mike & Debby Moir
I have felt really bad about not writing something here. Just didn't know what to say. We spent a lot of time with Jim when he was stationed in London and after that, but due to various things we hadn't managed to see him since 2005.  We did London together, Paris, New York and Washington but we never made it to LA. Sorry. 

Saw you in your film tonight. It made the UK!

I/we really miss you mate!

 
Suford Lewis
Suford Lewis
Tony and I met Jim at an early Minnecon and irregularly afterwards at Minnecons, Minneapolis in '73 parties, and various worldcons. He was always interesting and fun. Even when he worked for the State Department and you knew he couldn't talk about most of what he did, he was still great to have a conversation with. When he retired and burst forth into two new careers, it was inspiring!  Even his FaceBook posts were fascinating.

He was SO cool! He had so many plans!

@#&*%!! but we miss him!   ... may we all find peace...
Bev Elmshauser
Bev Elmshauser
I had hoped to make it out to say good-bye. I wish now I wasn't so manic about deleting the phone messages, it would be nice to hear your cheeri-o.

The Native Garden I told you I was planning and starting is coming along great. I have the foundation and framework plants in and am tending to them every day. There is a wonderful little chat/reading/thinking area, you suggested was so important, and I added a remembrance stone it says simply STRENGTH.

I will sort out the boxes of APA's and Fanzines and whatever you left with me and make them available to whomever might want them.  

miss you

 

 
Hank Spooner-Christen
Hank Spooner-Christen
In Memory of our cousin, Jimmy Young, who went to live with the Angels. I remember when Jimmy stayed at the family house at 2624 S.Dundee in Tampa,Florida in 1983. He stayed in my room,and slept on the top bunk bed. He worked at that time for the State Department, and had lived for 2 years in Germany. He did tell me about how he wrote some speeches for President Ronald Reagan, but many things he was not allowed to talk about. He also wrote and published a science fiction novel somewhere around this time called "The Face of The Deep", as well as having played keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands back in his native Minnesota. We mostly talked about the music, and The Beatles and the British Invasion. He told me at that time that he was going to give me his copy of ? and The Mysterians "96 Tears" album, because he knew how much I still love that group, but that never happened. I never saw him again after that time. He will be missed by me very much! God rest his soul!
Hank Spooner-Christen
Hank Spooner-Christen
 I remember when Jimmy stayed at the family house at 2624 S.Dundee in Tampa,Florida in 1983. He stayed in my room,and slept on the top bunk bed. He worked at that time for the State Department, and had lived for 2 years in Germany. He did tell me about how he wrote some speeches for President Ronald Reagan, but many things he was not allowed to talk about. He also wrote and published a science fiction novel around this time, as well as having played keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands back in his native Minnesota. We mostly talked about the music, and The Beatles and the British Invasion. He told me at that time that he was going to give me his copy of ? and The Mysterians "96 Tears" album, because he knew how much I still love that group, but that never happened. He will be missed by me very much! God rest his soul!
Theresa Renner
Theresa Renner
I only met Jim once, at the 1995 Worldcon in Glasgow.  I'd heard there was a Foreign Service Officer who was active in fandom - Kurt Baty introduced us during a reception at the convention.  I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet him again, as I've heard many good things about him from the friends we had in common.  He was one of the people whom I think of as a reason for why I joined the Foreign Service.

I would consider it an honor to submit information about Jim for publication in the State Department Magazine, if someone in the family would help me with putting together information for publication.  I'm sure there are many people in the Department who would appreciate knowing that he's passed away.
K P
K P
I'm grateful that I knew Jim and take heart from reading all of the wonderful messages here. A kind, thoughtful and caring man, he will be missed. 
I am sorry I will not make it to the Minneapolis memorial but I will be thinking of you all.
All best--
Mike & Debby Moir
Mike & Debby Moir
I have felt really bad about not writing something here. Just didn't know what to say. We spent a lot of time with Jim when he was stationed in London and after that, but due to various things we hadn't managed to see him since 2005.  We did London together, Paris, New York and Washington but we never made it to LA. Sorry. 

Saw you in your film tonight. It made the UK!

I/we really miss you mate!

 
Bev Elmshauser
Bev Elmshauser
I had hoped to make it out to say good-bye. I wish now I wasn't so manic about deleting the phone messages, it would be nice to hear your cheeri-o.

The Native Garden I told you I was planning and starting is coming along great. I have the foundation and framework plants in and am tending to them every day. There is a wonderful little chat/reading/thinking area, you suggested was so important, and I added a remembrance stone it says simply STRENGTH.

I will sort out the boxes of APA's and Fanzines and whatever you left with me and make them available to whomever might want them.  

miss you

 

 
Theresa Renner
Theresa Renner
I only met Jim once, at the 1995 Worldcon in Glasgow.  I'd heard there was a Foreign Service Officer who was active in fandom - Kurt Baty introduced us during a reception at the convention.  I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet him again, as I've heard many good things about him from the friends we had in common.  He was one of the people whom I think of as a reason for why I joined the Foreign Service.

I would consider it an honor to submit information about Jim for publication in the State Department Magazine, if someone in the family would help me with putting together information for publication.  I'm sure there are many people in the Department who would appreciate knowing that he's passed away.
K P
K P
I'm grateful that I knew Jim and take heart from reading all of the wonderful messages here. A kind, thoughtful and caring man, he will be missed. 
I am sorry I will not make it to the Minneapolis memorial but I will be thinking of you all.
All best--
Suford Lewis
Suford Lewis
Tony and I met Jim at an early Minnecon and irregularly afterwards at Minnecons, Minneapolis in '73 parties, and various worldcons. He was always interesting and fun. Even when he worked for the State Department and you knew he couldn't talk about most of what he did, he was still great to have a conversation with. When he retired and burst forth into two new careers, it was inspiring!  Even his FaceBook posts were fascinating.

He was SO cool! He had so many plans!

@#&*%!! but we miss him!   ... may we all find peace...
Hank Spooner-Christen
Hank Spooner-Christen
In Memory of our cousin, Jimmy Young, who went to live with the Angels. I remember when Jimmy stayed at the family house at 2624 S.Dundee in Tampa,Florida in 1983. He stayed in my room,and slept on the top bunk bed. He worked at that time for the State Department, and had lived for 2 years in Germany. He did tell me about how he wrote some speeches for President Ronald Reagan, but many things he was not allowed to talk about. He also wrote and published a science fiction novel somewhere around this time called "The Face of The Deep", as well as having played keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands back in his native Minnesota. We mostly talked about the music, and The Beatles and the British Invasion. He told me at that time that he was going to give me his copy of ? and The Mysterians "96 Tears" album, because he knew how much I still love that group, but that never happened. I never saw him again after that time. He will be missed by me very much! God rest his soul!
Hank Spooner-Christen
Hank Spooner-Christen
 I remember when Jimmy stayed at the family house at 2624 S.Dundee in Tampa,Florida in 1983. He stayed in my room,and slept on the top bunk bed. He worked at that time for the State Department, and had lived for 2 years in Germany. He did tell me about how he wrote some speeches for President Ronald Reagan, but many things he was not allowed to talk about. He also wrote and published a science fiction novel around this time, as well as having played keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands back in his native Minnesota. We mostly talked about the music, and The Beatles and the British Invasion. He told me at that time that he was going to give me his copy of ? and The Mysterians "96 Tears" album, because he knew how much I still love that group, but that never happened. He will be missed by me very much! God rest his soul!
Mike & Debby Moir
Mike & Debby Moir
I have felt really bad about not writing something here. Just didn't know what to say. We spent a lot of time with Jim when he was stationed in London and after that, but due to various things we hadn't managed to see him since 2005.  We did London together, Paris, New York and Washington but we never made it to LA. Sorry. 

Saw you in your film tonight. It made the UK!

I/we really miss you mate!

 
Hank Spooner-Christen
Hank Spooner-Christen
In Memory of our cousin, Jimmy Young, who went to live with the Angels. I remember when Jimmy stayed at the family house at 2624 S.Dundee in Tampa,Florida in 1983. He stayed in my room,and slept on the top bunk bed. He worked at that time for the State Department, and had lived for 2 years in Germany. He did tell me about how he wrote some speeches for President Ronald Reagan, but many things he was not allowed to talk about. He also wrote and published a science fiction novel somewhere around this time called "The Face of The Deep", as well as having played keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands back in his native Minnesota. We mostly talked about the music, and The Beatles and the British Invasion. He told me at that time that he was going to give me his copy of ? and The Mysterians "96 Tears" album, because he knew how much I still love that group, but that never happened. I never saw him again after that time. He will be missed by me very much! God rest his soul!
Suford Lewis
Suford Lewis
Tony and I met Jim at an early Minnecon and irregularly afterwards at Minnecons, Minneapolis in '73 parties, and various worldcons. He was always interesting and fun. Even when he worked for the State Department and you knew he couldn't talk about most of what he did, he was still great to have a conversation with. When he retired and burst forth into two new careers, it was inspiring!  Even his FaceBook posts were fascinating.

He was SO cool! He had so many plans!

@#&*%!! but we miss him!   ... may we all find peace...
Bev Elmshauser
Bev Elmshauser
I had hoped to make it out to say good-bye. I wish now I wasn't so manic about deleting the phone messages, it would be nice to hear your cheeri-o.

The Native Garden I told you I was planning and starting is coming along great. I have the foundation and framework plants in and am tending to them every day. There is a wonderful little chat/reading/thinking area, you suggested was so important, and I added a remembrance stone it says simply STRENGTH.

I will sort out the boxes of APA's and Fanzines and whatever you left with me and make them available to whomever might want them.  

miss you

 

 
Hank Spooner-Christen
Hank Spooner-Christen
 I remember when Jimmy stayed at the family house at 2624 S.Dundee in Tampa,Florida in 1983. He stayed in my room,and slept on the top bunk bed. He worked at that time for the State Department, and had lived for 2 years in Germany. He did tell me about how he wrote some speeches for President Ronald Reagan, but many things he was not allowed to talk about. He also wrote and published a science fiction novel around this time, as well as having played keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands back in his native Minnesota. We mostly talked about the music, and The Beatles and the British Invasion. He told me at that time that he was going to give me his copy of ? and The Mysterians "96 Tears" album, because he knew how much I still love that group, but that never happened. He will be missed by me very much! God rest his soul!
K P
K P
I'm grateful that I knew Jim and take heart from reading all of the wonderful messages here. A kind, thoughtful and caring man, he will be missed. 
I am sorry I will not make it to the Minneapolis memorial but I will be thinking of you all.
All best--
Theresa Renner
Theresa Renner
I only met Jim once, at the 1995 Worldcon in Glasgow.  I'd heard there was a Foreign Service Officer who was active in fandom - Kurt Baty introduced us during a reception at the convention.  I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet him again, as I've heard many good things about him from the friends we had in common.  He was one of the people whom I think of as a reason for why I joined the Foreign Service.

I would consider it an honor to submit information about Jim for publication in the State Department Magazine, if someone in the family would help me with putting together information for publication.  I'm sure there are many people in the Department who would appreciate knowing that he's passed away.