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Posted on Nov 11, 2015

James E. Gurley

James Elbert Gurley, 96, of Quincy peacefully passed in his sleep on the afternoon of Nov. 2, 2015.
James was born June 22, 1919, in Ada, Okla., to Joseph Samuel and Mary Alice (Oliver) Gurley. He served our country in World War II as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge he returned home, where he assisted in caring for his family until he was married on Sept. 22, 1950, to Lois Beatrice Thompson in Oklahoma.
Together they had three children and moved to Quincy in the winter of 1967. He worked in farming for several years before going to work for Quincy Lumber Company until he retired in 1991 at the age of 76.
Jim is survived by his children, Larry (Monica) Gurley, Michael Gurley and Karen (David) Esmond; his grandchildren, Stacey (Nick) Wolmack, Jeffery Gurley, Amanda (Ben) Castro, Angie Beckemeier and Karley Manderville; his great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Addison Wolmack, Mariah Gurley, Kaylee and Cael Castro, Odessa and Victor McBride, Emily Ryan, Desi Lascurain, and Kloe and Gage Manderville; and his sibilings, Lloyd Gurley, Floyd Gurley, Wendel Gurley, Sam Gurley, Christine Lewis and Allene Cobb.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lois Gurley, and his siblings, Mary Ellen Williams, Clifford Gurley, Silvia Breeden and Kenneth Gurley.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff at Lake Ridge Care Center in Moses Lake for the wonderful care they provided for him.
A celebration of his life was held on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at the Quincy Valley Cemetery.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy assisted the family with arrangements.