James Arthur Bywater, age 91, of Globe, Ariz. passed away on June 12, 2013 at his residence in Globe.
He was born and raised in Globe on July 5, 1921, the son of David Doane and Clara (Kellner) Bywater.
He worked for Arizona Edison Electric and A.P.S., retiring after 37 years of time served. He was a member of the Local #387. James met the love of his life, Aileen McCoy, at the Grayhound Depot restaurant in Miami and they married seven months later in October, 1948.
Together they raised three loving children. He enjoyed the outdoors, going fishing, hunting and camping with his family in the White Mountains.
James served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during WW II.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Jean Ebmeyer
James is survived by his wife of 65 years, Aileen (McCoy) Bywater of Globe; his son, James “J.C.” Bywater (Kathleen) of Chino Valley, Ariz.; and his daughter, Shirley Haines (Chick) of Globe; his cousin, Larry Kellner of Globe; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation was held on Saturday, June 15, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Country Club Manor – Miami, Ariz.
Funeral Services followed at 4 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Mountain Breeze Memorial Gardens in Miami, Ariz. Family requests memorials be sent to: The Crossing Hospice – 2123 Sunset Pointe Drive #B3 – Miami, AZ 85539 in his name.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.