Bussiere, James Allen (Jim) a 22 year resident of Westchester, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Marina Del Rey. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, James was 55 when he died. In 1972 Jim was commissioned an officer in the Marine Corps and flew for the Corps until October of 1983. Since then Jim has worked for Raytheon as a Contracts Manager on the B-2 program. Jim actively supported his children by coaching and managing their softball and baseball teams. He also loved to umpire and Umpired for District 37 Little League, the South Bay High School Softball Unit, and recently moved on to the junior college level. He is survived by Wife, Jeanie Bussiere of Westchester, CA, Father, Eugene Bussiere of Walla Walla, WA, Mother, Ruth Bussiere of Walla Walla, WA, Daughter, Jamie Bussiere, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova, Son, Joseph Bussiere of Portland, OR, Brother, Gary (Candi) Bussiere of Spokane, WA, Sister, Gail Lascik of Spokane, WA, Brother, David (Michelle) Bussiere of Corinth, NY, Sister, Kathy (Dan) Lynch of Walla Walla, WA, Sister, Jeanine (Brian Bradburn) of Newberry Park, CA, and 15 neices and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, April 2 at McCormick Mortuary, Inglewood from 5 to 8 pm. The Service will be at Visitation Church, Los Angeles, April 3 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Wonder of Reading Library" Kentwood Elementary School, 8401 Emerson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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  1. Our most heart-felt condolences… I’m sorry this is so late, but I just saw the notice “In Memoriam” in the University of Idaho Magazine. Jim and I were friends, NROTC classmates, and roommates. In fact, Jim was my Best Man when my first wife, Juli, and I married in January 1971. I lost touch after college, but the memories will last forever!

  2. It was a pleasure to have been Jim’s friend and co-worker for the last 20 years. He shared his love of the Northwest and most recently provided precise directions for my family’s upcoming trip to Spokane. He always spoke lovingly of his family and was never without a humorous story about the adventures of Joe and Jamie. He will be greatly missed by his Raytheon friends.

  3. To Jamie & her family: I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad–somehow, I kept missing him when he was traveling through Montana–but I loved the stories you told me about him. If he was half the character he sounds like he was, then you guys must’ve had a blast growing up with him. My heart goes out to you & your family. If there is anything at all I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask. Love, Mary

  4. Jeanie, Jamie and Joe. I had the pleasure of working with Jim for 20 years. Aside from our “work” discussions, he and I spent time talking about our wonderful families – he was a very proud husband and father. Those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him share in your loss. Please know that the wonderful memories you created will help immensely now and always.

  5. Jamie, My thoughts go out to you and your family. My memory of James was at our house in Missoula playing many different games (cards, board games etc.) He always seemed to know the strategy to win and loved winning every game. His laugh and competitive spirit will stay with me. Please know that if there is anything I can do, I will be there in a second. LaNette

  6. Jamie: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sure glad you were able to come home. I hope memories of fun times together bring you some comfort and warm fuzzies in the weeks to come! Be well, and a big hug! Vicki Turner, Prevention Resource Center

  7. Jeannie, Jamie, and Joe, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jim for the past 3-4 years. He was a wonderful person and always had a smile on his face. He will be remembered in our hearts forever. Sonya,

  8. I am so sorry to hear that Jim passed away last week. He was a wonderful human being and really nice man. I enjoyed working with Jim over the years. We spent a lot of time working on the termination of the Brilliant Pebbles program. His Raytheon family will miss him greatly.

  9. I was very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We were aquainted through the great game of Baseball. He was great with kids and an excellent umpire. The community will miss Jim and his example.

  10. Jamie – I only met your dad a couple of times, but I know how special he was to you and I was so sad to hear that he had passed away. My thoughts are with you & your family during this difficult time. Your friend, Lisa

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