James A. Carr

James “Jim” Amaniuel Carr was born on March 1,1935 in Springview, NE to Fred and Edna Lucille (Boshart) Carr. He joined an older brother, John. Jim grew up in the Springview area, graduating from Keya Paha High School in 1953. He then went to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and began teaching in Scotia, NE. Next he started teaching in Stuart, NE where he later became the Superintendent after receiving his Masters Degree in Administration. After seven years in Stuart, he became Superintendent in Springview and from there he went to Butte, NE as Superintendent. A few years later, Jim quit the educational field and became a full-time rancher. Jim’s passions centered around the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Herefords, Republicans and his great-nieces. Jim lived on the home place for most of his life, and he always had great pride in his home community. He rarely missed a Keya Paha Alumni Banquet. Jim was a longtime member of the Ainsworth Elks Lodge #1790. Jim passed away at his home on May 10, 2017. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Joyce Carr-Colvin of Valentine; along with numerous other relatives. Funeral services were held on May 15, 2017 with Pastor Rod Heilbrun officiating the service. Music was provided by Karen Hallock. Congregational selections were “In the Garden” and “Old Rugged Cross.” Pallbearers were Kurtis Mizner, Mark Frick, Byron Roeber, Gary Roeber, Bruce Roeber, Darrell Olson and Chad Ludemann. Honorary bearers were all of Jim’s other family and friends. Burial followed at the Mt. Hope Cemetery near Springview. Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth was in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials were suggested to the Springview Fire and Rescue or to the Springview Community Center in his name. Online condolences may be made to the family at www. hochfuneralhome.com.

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