OBITUARY: James (Jim) Oliver Stephen

 James (Jim) Oliver Stephen

Aug. 1, 1931 ~ Mar. 26, 2022

James (Jim) Oliver Stephen, 90, of Ontario, died March 26, 2022. James was born near Central City, Nebraska, on August 1, 1931, to James and Astrid Stephen. In 1937, the family moved by train to homestead near Cow Hollow. 

During World War II, the family rented out the farm and moved to Seattle where James Sr. worked for Boeing. After the war and back to the farm, James’s FFA project involved honey bees which led to a honey business until 1974. James graduated from Nyssa High School in 1950, and then attended Central City College in Nebraska for a year.

James joined the Air Force. After basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, he came home and married his high . . .