James “Jim” Royden Carney played his last round of golf.
Jim was a loveable “old fart,” as his family affectionately called him. His greatest loves in life were Baby, his yappy little dog. Jim also liked golf, bowling, ice cream and his family. The order changed depending on who he was mad at; and how he golfed or bowled that day. Baby always was top of his list. His biggest dislike was bad drivers, which he often pointed out by yelling, “Well isn’t that cute!”
Jim was born July 4, 1939, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Thomas E. and Eva M. (Surface) Carney. He graduated from Greenwood (Ind.) High School in 1957 and was a Aviation Electricians Mate and spent over 10 years in the U.S. Navy.
He married Mary Catherine Nicolaisen Jensen on July 17, 1982. She passed away on February 25, 2004. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Nicholas Langedyke and a great grandson Jeremiah Walrod.
He is survived by his children Julie (Rick) Daffin, Park City, Mont.; David (Jennifer) Walrod, Missoula, Mont.; Dana (Bob) Stoker Soda Springs, Idaho; Douglas Jensen, Flagstaff, Arizona; his grandchildren Jesse, Joshua and Jacob Daffin; James “Jimmy” Stoker, Jefferey Walrod, Tia Mees, seven great grandchildren and soon to be eight. Also surviving Jim is his brother, Richard (Beverly) Carney, Greenwood, Ind., and sisters Karen Renfro, Franklin Ind., and Susan (Andy) Cummick, Johnson City, Tenn., and seven nieces and nephews.
We all have that one Jim in our families, there are many like him but this one is ours and we will miss him.
A celebration of life will be held later in the fall.