James Eastland

April 20, 1923January 30, 2011

In Loving Memory

James H. Eastland USAF Chaplain, Retired April 20, 1923 - January 30, 2011

James Eastland passed away on January 30, 2011 in Auburn. Preceded in death by his wife, Wauletta, James was the beloved father of Cindy Donaldson of Walnut Creek, Carol Choy of Rohnert Park, Jana Ordaz of Auburn and Julie Mason of Auburn. Also grandfather to Stacy Friedman, Kyle Donaldson and Hailey Donaldson of Walnut Creek; Isaac and David Ordaz of Auburn; Tim and Jordan Baker of Auburn. His blended family included grandsons Grady and Ryan Mason of Auburn. His is also survived by his sister, Margaret Smith, of Austin, Texas.

Born in Augusta, Kansas in 1923 to William Hagen Eastland and Nina Pumpelly, James graduated from Wichita High School East, Wichita, Kansas; Baylor University, Waco, Texas; and Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Kansas. He joined the U.S. Air Force as a Chaplain in 1952 and served for 22 years.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Jim’s Life held at 2 p.m on Saturday, February 19 at the Crossroads Church, 10050 Wolf Road, Grass Valley, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Almond Gardens Elder Care or Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice. Please sign the guestbook at chapelofthehills-auburn-com

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of the Hills, Auburn, CA.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 19, 2011

James Eastland

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