Jim Roger Webb returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 30, 2018, after suffering for a few months with liver cancer. He was born July 23, 1958, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Calvin and Carol Webb.
Traveling with his family, he attended kindergarten in Fairbanks, Alaska; grade school in Tooele; middle school in Okinawa, Japan; and high school in Tooele. Carol LaForge was a favorite teacher, mentor, and friend, and Jim enjoyed participating in many productions in high school and community theatre. He was a member of the first mime group at Tooele High School, as well as editor of the school newspaper his senior year. After some time at Brigham Young University, he moved to California and completed training to be a travel agent.
Jim liked meeting people and learning about various cultures. After working in the travel business for a time, he became a reservation agent and worked on special, complicated foreign travel itineraries for United Airlines in Oakland, California. After retiring, Jim volunteered as a docent at the Oakland Zoo and produced the employee newsletter there. He loved animals and adored the various pet cats he provided good homes for over the years.
Jim moved back to Tooele in 2013 where he was a big help to his parents and sister. Jim’s interests included cooking, bread-making, soap-making, traveling, gardening, and a wide variety of music. He had an exceptional eye for taking interesting photographs, some of which were published. Quilt-making was another unique skill, and Jim made several that he gave away. One special quilt was made for a dear friend using her deceased husband’s shirts.
Jim was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his mother; sister, Kathy; brother, Doug; sister-in-law, Dee; nine nieces and nephews and their 26 children. A private family burial was held Tuesday, July 3, at Tooele City Cemetery. A public Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at the LDS church on the corner of 200 S. 200 West in Tooele.