James L. Quarry

By From page A4 | January 17, 2014


May 30, 1924 — Jan. 13, 2014

James L. Quarry, 89, a resident of Green Valley for 53 years, died Tuesday at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Fresno, he grew up in Santa Rosa, Calif., and graduated from Drews Preparatory School in San Francisco.

He was attending UCLA when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. He then served in the Air Force from 1951-68, retiring as a lieutenant colonel with 26 years service at Travis Air Force Base. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters. His civilian career was with the EDD office in Fairfield for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Joy; daughters, Julie Quarry and Jody Quarry DeVaul; and granddaughter, Holly DeVaul. He was member of Green Valley Country Club, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was a Life Master duplicate bridge player.

Friends are invited to a celebration of his life at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Rockville Cemetery Stone Chapel, followed by burial with full military honors.

Arrangements entrusted to Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas Street, Fairfield, Calif.; 707-425-4697.

Nancy Green


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  • Michael and Mary Anne (Harrison) WellsJanuary 15, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    James Lee Quarry is one of the noblest men that ever graced our country. Not only was he a disquished Army Air Force pilot, but also a superb fisherman, a true mountain man, an unbeatable bridge player and a true friend to those who knew him well. He also had a wonderful sense of humor. Jim will be sorely missed, especially by his devoted Huntington Lake pals with whom he shared his smoked trout and fascinating stories. May he rest in peace.

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  • DDSJanuary 15, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    Jim, I only recently met you. I am grateful for the stories you told. Rest in Peace sir. I intend to play you in a round of golf in a few years.

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  • Harriet HultquistJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:27 am

    How fortunate you were to have such a lovely mate in life. My condolences, Joy and family. Harriet Hultquist

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  • Bill & Phyllis HinsonJanuary 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    Jim was a great friend and neighbor for over forty years to both of us. We first met Jim in l973 when Phyllis worked with him in Pittsburg at EDD. We spent many a great day with Jim and his family water-skiing, snow skiing, and generally enjoying some of the sports he loved. Over the years we saw the great love he had for life, his wife, Joy, and his two girls Jodie & Julie. We will miss our friend, Jim.

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