Obituary for James M. "Jim" Van Dorn
James M. “Jim” Van Dorn, 63 of Cheyenne passed away March 11, 2016, after a short bout with an aggressive cancer at Davis Hospice Center.
He was born in White Plains, New York, to Edward and Jeanette Van Dorn on November 14, 1952.
Jim was a graduate of Central High School. He served in the Wyoming Air National Guard 153D TAC Alft Gp. Jim worked for over 30 years in the field of water resource management. He currently worked for Wyoming Rural Water (WARWS). Jim’s one great passion was serving the people of Wyoming as a USDA Registered Circuit Rider UMC, one of only 117 in the country. He was a remarkable bricklayer and master stone mason. He designed and built the home that he, Terry and their many pets have lived in for more than 20 years. His love for animals was undeniable. He cared for lost, rescued or stray animals. His heart would respond with kindness, patience and love.
Jim is survived by his “bride” of 32 years, Terry; two children, Amy Jo of California and Christopher of Sarasota, Florida; mother, Jeanette; ten brothers and sisters, Thomas, Raymond, Janice, Richard (Kathleen), Steven, Jennifer Tomasco (Dick), Jill Kline (Ron), Linda (Stan), Larry (Chrissy) and Jeff; two grandchildren, Michael and Natasha Van Dorn, both of Sarasota, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Van Dorn.
Jim wished to express his love to his family and friends who were part of his life.
At his request, there will be no services. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jim’s honor to Wounded Warrior Project or ASPCA.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at www.schradercares.com.