James "Jim Bob" Booher
James Allan Booher, known as "Jim Bob," died May 31, 2014. Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Immac-ulate Conception Catholic Church, Third Avenue and 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids.
Jim was born March 30, 1963, to Karen Booher McCormick (Gremm) and the late Roy Franklin Booher of Cedar Rapids.
Jim was a 1982 graduate from Kennedy High and Dennison Job Corps. He also got his carpenter apprentischip there. He traveled the southern part of the country building apartment complexes for five years and then joined the 308 Carpenters Union in 1988. His specialty was drywall and framing. He took great pride in his work; no job was too high or dangerous for Jim.
He married Kristina Rodgers on April 8, 1995, and became a devoted father to her twin boys, Billy and Brent, who he helped raise from three months old. He loved those boys and would do anything for them if he could.
Jim loved the outdoors, camping, canoeing with his siblings, waterskiing, fishing, mushroom hunting, buying and selling, and motorcycling with his friends.
He is greatly missed by all his family mom, stepdad Jim, brothers Tom, Dan, Rick and Rob, stepbrother Kevin, sisters Jane, Cindy, Susie, Julie, Penny and Laurie, stepsisters Carrie, Lora, Julie and Mary and spouses and 45 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations for burial expenses may be sent to his mother, Karen McCormick, 1961 Sand Piper Rd., Waukon, IA 52172.