James Ralph Chase Sr.

November 16, 1921March 13, 2014

James R. Chase (Jim) of Ventura was born on November 16, 1921 in Fairfield, Nebraska and passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Ventura, California after a brief illness. He was 92 years old.

He moved to Ventura County in 1954 from Nebraska and was a WW II Veteran, serving with the Army. He worked as a superintendent for Kehoe Plastering for many years. He was an avid golfer and a member of Saticoy Senior Men's Golf Club. He also enjoyed wood carving and was a member and an usher at Coastline Bible Church.

Jim was a kind and generous man with a great sense of humor and always available to lend a helping hand.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years Wanda, children, Sharon Fritch, Jim Jr. and Linda Chase, Angela and Doug Stephens, Bonnie and Gene Marin, nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude for the wonderful care provided by Mariposa Valley Residential Care Facility staff, especially Beda.

A memorial service honoring Jim will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Coastline Bible Church, 426 S. Mills Road, Ventura, California

Arrangements under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura, CA.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 20, 2014

James Ralph Chase Sr.

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Sherry Hughes

March 28, 2014

Wanda I left my Email so please contact me if you'd like. I don't have your address or phone.
love you
Sherry Hughes

Sherry Hughes

March 28, 2014

Sweet Wanda, I am so sorry about Jim. You both are my very few wonderful customers from Albertson's. I was out of town and happened to look in the paper. I would have been there!
Jim was always so sweet and kind with a big smile on his face. I loved giving him and you hugs, I have known you for a very long time. So of coarse I am sending you a big hug and tell you I love you both. With heartfelt sadness I will say I will miss Jim.
Sherry Hughes

Katie and Mike Ogden

March 21, 2014

Dear Wanda,
Your beloved husband Jim will be greatly missed. He was a very kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor. I know The Lord has already told Jim, "Well done Thou good and Faithful Servant". May God Bless you Wanda. We truly enjoyed Jim's fellowship here in the park. Good By dear friend. We will meet again in Heaven. Katie and Mike

March 19, 2014

Please accept my condolences. May the wonderful memories of him sustain you until God's promises are fulfilled. John 6:40

Debbie Jones

March 19, 2014

To my grandpa my John Wayne. You were bigger than life and MY personal hero. I will miss you more than words. I love youvery much.

Ruth Ellen Chase

March 19, 2014

In loving memory of my uncle. I miss you.

Alice Shillington

March 18, 2014

Sincere sympathy to the entire Chase family. Thank you Jim for your service to our country as one of the "greatest generation."

Mike and Nancy Pearce

March 18, 2014

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Mike & Nancy