James (Jim) Edward Tea, our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, 80, passed away Saturday morning, October 20, 1990 of a stroke at a Salt Lake care center.
Jim was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 7, 1910 to William A. and Cedora Mae Cushing Tea. Was married to Jucy Lee, later divorced. Married Virginia (Ginny) Rasmusen, April 7, 1962. Worked several years as an insulator, eventually owned his own company, Skyline Insulation. Later worked for E.J. Bartells Co., as an estimator and consultant, until he retired at age 71. He loved working with his hands, made many beautiful clocks. Built his own cabin in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Jim loved his many friends and family and had a smile for all who knew him. He shared great courage during his long years of illness. He was a member of the LDS Church. Was also a 32 Degree Mason in the Wasatch Lodge since 1944. Was a permanent contributing member of El Kalah Shrine and had a lifetime membership in the Shriners Hospital.Jim is survived by his two brothers, William M. Tea and his wife, Charlott, Salt Lake; Melvin C. Tea, Concord, Calif.; son, James M. Tea and wife, Pamela, North Pole, Alaska; and a step son, Dennis Van Roosendaal, Salt Lake; two grandchildren, two step grandsons, and one great grandson. There were several others in the family who loved him and called him grandpa. The family wishes to thank all the care givers at the Holladay Care Center.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 23, 1990, 2 p.m. at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, where friends may call Monday evening 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens.
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