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In Memory

Jim Bagley*

Jim Bagley*

James Edward Bagley passed away at home on August 21st, 2017 after a two-year battle with cancer. James is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lorraine, and his three daughters Eryn, Amanda, and Taylor. James was born and raised in Salt Lake City, the son of Lucy Bringhurst Bagley and Ames K. Bagley. In his early years, James was a member of the Boy Scouts and after graduating from East High School, he attended the University of Utah and studied computer science. James was a pioneer in barcode-reading technology, with his career spanning over 40 years. He worked for several companies at the forefront of technological advancements in barcode-reading, including: Radix, Symbol, Telxon and Code Corporation. James was a family man and he raised his daughters in Fort Myers, Florida where he enjoyed weekends on the water and was an avid golfer. He saw much of the country and the world in his free time and for business. James was known for being a talented guitarist and history buff. In his later years, James and Lori retired to Tybee Island, Georgia. He loved to spend time on the North Beach watching the freighter ships come in and go out to sea. James was loved by all and will be missed by many.


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10/06/17 10:09 AM #1    

Sissel Hadel (Hawkes)

For days now I have been carrying Jim's death with me...this night I woke with memories of being fourteen again....of summer nights in Salt Lake...Jim would walk down with friends to pick me up on the corner of Roosevelt and 15th east ....we'd walk to the corner of Roosevelt and 14th to meet Kathy Evans who loved Jim...and he loved her....we played Kick the Can...Hide 'n Seek....then we'd stretch out on the front porch that ran the width of her bungalow house...Brownie,her dog, always with us ...no phones,no CD players,no video games...on!y talk...and the smell of summer grass...the moon's light through the leaves of the oak tree...the mist gathering under the warm glow of the street lamp...Jim always wanted to be outside...so did we...this summer I stood looking out to Whitbey Island.... not knowing that Jim was there watching the same freighters ....I saw him again in the picture with two of his daughters...the gentleness of his being still there.....I cry for all the joy I know he found in this good life....

10/07/17 12:10 PM #2    

Candace Hyde (Wang)

Beautiful comment, Sissel.

10/07/17 02:47 PM #3    

Kirstin George (Santos)

Thank you, Sissel, for your lovely post of a sweet, vivid memory of Jim. I knew him though not well, so it was so comforting to read your account of those young years with him and stand with you in silent appreciation of his life, so well lived.



10/08/17 10:21 AM #4    

Kathy Schoenhals (Feigal)

Thank you so much for this memory, Sissel. I love this picture that was posted on the memorial website. Apparently, there were not a lot of pictures of him, so I'm adding the other 2 that were chosen to appear on his obituary.


Here is a link to the memory book if anyone is interested in reading more about Jim. I didn't realize he played the guitar.  http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/jimbagley/Homepage.aspx

10/08/17 11:43 AM #5    

Sissel Hadel (Hawkes)

Dear Kathy....so glad you shared those two pictures of Jim and the website....wish we were going to hear Jim play his guitar tonight....then,after the show, the two of you would sit together...  guitars close...to play the old favorites...I,of course,would know all of the words....a girl's dream.....Love to all of us...

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