Jim, age 73, passed away in his sleep at home due to cancer on July 20, 2018, in McKinleyville. He was born April 12, 1945 to Leonard and Ida (Friel) Shamberger in Woodland, Calif. On August 7, 1966, he married Beverly “Betty” Steeves in McKinleyville. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing with good friend John Otuza of Idaho. Jim retired from Viking Freight after 24 years.

Jim is survived by his wife Betty (Steeves) Shamberger and his son James A. Shamberger II and his wife Rochelle; two grandchildren, John Shamberger and his wife Jessica; and Jacob Ralls, his sister Linda Hudson and her husband Stan, sister-in-law Pat Shamberger, sister-in-law Barbara Jones and her husband Steve; brother-in-law Robert “Bob” Steeves and his wife Darlene; brother-in-law Elmer Steeves and his wife Sharon; special cousins Clark Friel and Ronald Boone and numerous other cousins that held a special place in his heart and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his son John Shamberger; his parents Leonard and Ida; brothers Gary and Bob.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday August 4 at 1 pm at Greenwood Cemetery, 1757 J.street in Arcata CA. There will be a gathering for celebration of life at 1766 McKileyville Ave. McKinleyville,CA.


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