James C. Walkup

James C. Walkup, 83, “Papa Jim,” passed away on May 15 at home in Grass Valley, Calif., surrounded by his family after a short battle with lung cancer.

Jim was born Jan. 5, 1935, in Iowa. He is predeceased by his first wife Roberta, the mother of his three children, and is survived by his wife of 31 years, Doris L. Walkup, two sons, Greg Walkup and Glenn Walkup, daughter,  Suzanne E. Hanson, as well as two stepdaughters, Catherine and Anne, and a stepson, Timothy. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  

James Walkup served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, followed by a career as a police officer for the City of Alameda until his retirement in 1987.

Jim was a dependable, loyal and honest man. During his retirement he celebrated his 50th annual camping trip with his lifelong friends. 

He especially enjoyed spending time with the children in his family. He will be greatly missed. A private service will be held at a later date. 

Donations can be made in his memory to your charity of choice. Be good to others.