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James “Jim” Lowell Combs

James “Jim” Lowell Combs, 99 of Glenwood, Iowa formerly of Pacific Junction, Iowa was born January 28, 1923 to Aaron Burr and Sylvia Ann (Swisher) Combs in Pacific Junction. He passed away October 24, 2022 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Jim proudly served in the Navy between March 1943 till March 1949. He was employed at Offutt Air Force Base in the Heating and Air Conditioning civil service department. Jim was united in marriage to Gloria Aileen Livengood on February 20, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa. To this union two daughters were born, Vickie and Melissa. 

His hobbies included gardening and Jim received great joy in giving neighbors vegetables. He also enjoyed caring for his yard and keeping it mowed weekly. Jim also enjoyed tinkering and working in his son-in-law’s shop. Jim enjoyed reading when he wasn’t able to be outside. He loved visits from family and friends, especially talking about what was happening in the news. 

Preceding Jim in passing were his wife Gloria, parents, 1 brother, 3 sisters and son-in-law Denny Wells. Survivors include daughters Vickie Wells of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Melissa (Mike) Courtier of Glenwood, Iowa; 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Private Graveside Services, Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Glenwood Public Library.

6 Condolences

  • Jo Williams Fultz Posted October 28, 2022 7:50 am

    Jim was an amazing man. I enjoyed talking with him. His mom, (Aunt Sylvia) was my grandmas best friend. Jim and I shared stories of PJ, the residents, town and Aunt Sylvia.
    God bless you and may He remind you of all the wonderful memories you have.

  • Jo Williams Fultz Posted October 28, 2022 7:54 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was an amazing man.
    We spent time talking about our lives, and PJ, the town itself, residence, and the fact that his mom was my grandma’s best friend. We loved aunt Sylvia, as we called her, and in turn had a love for Jim.
    God bless you and may He remind you of all the wonderful memories you have with Jim.

  • wade farr Posted October 28, 2022 2:41 pm

    prayers go out to the family on such a loss

  • wade Denton farr Posted October 28, 2022 2:43 pm

    prayers go to the family

  • Carolyn Johnson Posted November 3, 2022 11:29 am

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father.

  • Mary Jane (Livengood) Hawkins Posted November 3, 2022 5:42 pm

    I am sad for the passing of Uncle Jim. I remember many good times with my cousins, Vickie and Melissa. We had a lot of fun at their home in Glenwood.

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