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James Worden Obituary

James Daniel Worden
James Daniel Worden

August 17, 1957 - December 19, 2017
Born in Merced, California
Resided in Salinas, California
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James Daniel Worden, 60, a resident of Yuma, Arizona, and Salinas, California, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Jim is survived by his beloved parents, MaryAnn (Silveira) and Victor Zell Worden, his sisters, Edwina Worden, Theresa (Robert) Rainey, and Charlotte (Tom) Thiel, and his brother, Steven (Maria) Worden. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his oldest brother, Garland John Worden, and his youngest brother, Victor Zell Worden II as well as his grandparents, Ana (Corvello) and John R. Silveira of Atwater, California and Nita (Wirt) Worden of Livingston, California and Garland F. Worden of Holden, Missouri.
Jim was born in Merced, California on August 17, 1957, and lived in Salinas for the majority of his life. During the last 10 years, he resided in Yuma, Arizona. Jim first attended Our Lady of Miracles School in Gustine, California for a brief period of time. He also attended St. Mary of the Nativity School, Alisal High School, and Hartnell College, all in Salinas. Jim worked in the agricultural industry all his life. He started at Stone Container (Hoerner Waldorf) where he worked for many years. Later, he worked in the transplant business, and most recently, the food and safety industry.
From an early age, Jim connected with animals. He cared for many family kittens, puppies, turtles, and fish. Jim was a voracious reader. He loved books from a variety of genres, especially history. Jim loved to discuss politics with his siblings and father. Like his family, Jim was a fan of the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers. He enjoyed watching movies and sharing movie trivia, too.
Visitation will be held at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901 on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A Rosary will be recited at Madonna Del Sasso Catholic Church, 320 E. Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA. 93906 on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be held at Madonna Del Sasso Catholic Church on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the service, there will be a celebration of life at the church hall.
Burial will be on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Merced, California.




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Madonna del Sasso Church
320 E. Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA US 93906
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
7:00 PM
Funeral Mass
Madonna del Sasso Church
320 E. Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA US 93906
Thursday, January 4, 2018
11:00 AM
Graveside Service
Evergreen Memorial Park
1480 B. Street
Merced, CA 95341
Friday, January 5, 2018
11:00 AM