James (Jim) Harwood LUNDY Jr., February 28, 1927 to December 29, 2017
Born in Woodson, Texas, the second child of James and Marguerite Lundy, Jim grew up in West Texas, graduating from Toyah High in 1944. He moved to El Paso and enrolled at Texas College of Mines (UTEP) that fall. On turning 18 in 1945 Jim left college and enlisted in the army. The war’s end enabled him to return to UTEP in 1946 and graduate with a mining engineering and geology degree in 1949.
On September 24, 1948 Jim married Jacqueline (Jacque) Maddox, the beautiful girl he had met at church. The new mining engineer, his wife and baby son moved to Superior Arizona in the summer of 1949 and Jim went to work underground for the Magma Copper Co. In 1951 Jim took a job up the road in Miami, Arizona at the Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co. from which he retired in 1993 after 42 years of service.
Jim was a quick study and a confident manager and these qualities led to him assuming a variety of supervisory roles in multiple aspects of the mine’s operations where he was widely respected as a troubleshooter and problem solver.
Jim had many interests and hobbies and made friends from all walks of life.
He was a long time Boy Scout leader, served for many years as chairman of the Republican Party in Gila County, and after retirement served on the local Fire District board.
Jim was an avid hunter, tennis player and a passionate golfer and member of Cobre Valley Country Club for over 60 years. In November 2016, approaching his 90th birthday, Jim played his last round of golf and gave his clubs away to a great grandson.
While Jim’s family, professional career and his many hobbies and community interests kept him busy, he and Jacqueline’s greatest commitment was to their shared Christian faith. Jim served as a leader, Sunday school teacher, Elder, lay-preacher and all around ambassador for the Miami Church of Christ for six decades.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Helen. He is survived by Jacqueline, his wife of 69 years, son Jim III (Michele), daughters Margaret Lundy and Genie Barajas (John), seven grandchildren, Christopher, Paul and Rachel Barajas and Shannon, Sarah, Mark and Connor Lundy, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He leaves a lasting mark on his family, his church and the broader Globe-Miami community.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe