Our Lord and Savior called James R Brinton, 86, home to heaven on March 12, 2020. Jim was born in Libby, Mont., to Harry and Grace Brinton on July 21, 1933. He grew up in Montana with his family of five siblings. He called Coeur d'Alene home since 1966.
He met the love of his life on a blind date, and he married his sweetheart of 62 years, Patricia Jean Cram, in 1957 in Gig Harbor, Wash. His love for his family was without measure. His heart was full when family was together. Holidays, family celebrations, and memories of lake days on his pride and joy the "Off Call" were among his favorite.
He also enjoyed snow skiing, hunting, fishing in Alaska, and collecting old, classic, and well, cars in general. His 1961 Cadillac and Model A were two of his most loved collections. He and Pat enjoyed touring the west coast in their RV, visiting National and state parks. He loved the camaraderie of gathering around the campgrounds with fellow snow birds.
Visiting Alaska and Israel were two of his favorite travels. He was a man of great faith. Faithful to God, country, and family. He and Pat were a wonderful example of marriage as God intended, and an ever present influence to his children and grandchildren.
Jim lived life with a positive attitude and made friends along every path of his life journey. He is loved deeply by his family and admired by friends and will be missed beyond words.
One of his favorite verses was John 14:3. I Go To Prepare A Place For You. I will come again and receive you to myself that where I am there you may be also.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9
Please join us in celebrating the beautiful God driven life of James Rodney Brinton (Jimmy to our mama).
A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at Coeur d'Alene Bible Church, 5350 N. Fourth St., CDA. Reception to follow.
Until we meet again ...