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Obituary- James ‘Jim’ Kenneth Bussell

Memorial services will be Aug. 11 for James “Jim” Kenneth Bussell, who died July 13, 2001, at his home in Fallbrook Calif. He was 56.

Mr. Bussell was born March 29, 1945, at South San Francisco, Calif. He attended Mount Carmel Parochial School, graduated from San Carlos High School in 1963 and attended the College of San Mateo, where he majored in criminology. Mr. Bussell served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with Company B, 76th Engineering (Construction) in the Korean Demilitarized Zone from 1967 to 1969. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sgt. Specialist E-5.

A resident of South Lake Tahoe for 33 years, he served as an officer with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department from 1969 to 1991. He was the first rookie ever hired by the department. He enjoyed snow and water skiing, boating, camping and auto racing and attended the Indianapolis 500 several times. He also competed in the fire and police departments Winter Games.



Survivors include his daughter, Bridget Bussell of South Lake Tahoe; grandson, Diego Rogers of South Lake Tahoe; brother, Robert Bussell of Anza, Calif., and former wife, Carol Bussell of South Lake Tahoe. He was predeceased by his mother, Wilma A. Bussell, and father, James A. Bussell.

Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Private inurnment is planned.




The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Jim Bussell Memorial Fund at El Dorado Savings Band, 1036 Al Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.


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