Passing James McCollister

James Robert “J.R.” McCollister Jr. passed away March 29th 2017, after a lengthy illness, at home with his family and beloved dogs. Born in Red Bluff graduating Red Bluff High, he then graduated from Humboldt state, with an associate and BS in Forestry and was a California registered professional forester. Retired from California Department of Forestry “CAL FIRE” April 1995. He started as seasonal firefighter 1958, retiring as Unit Chief, Humboldt – Ranger Unit, he over saw the resource protection of over two million acres. Jr and Lynn continued the family tradition, maintained a Cow Calf‚ operation on their ranch outside Red Bluff.

Predeceased by his father James Robert McCollister Sr. and mother Helen Lorene McCollister, survived by his wife of 45 years Charlette Lynn McCollister children Michael Scott Kinzer “Renae”; Dori “Dave’ Haig; Kim Ann Van Meier “Chris”; Debi Magilligan “Mike” ; grandchildren James Houston “Amber”; Kenthen Kinzer; Kendra Houston; Ashley Kinzer; Jennifer Kinzer; and three great grandchildren Jacquelyn and Rory Houston, Steven Kinzer.

Memorial to be held May 20th, 2 pm, Elks Lodge, Gilmore Rd. Red Bluff CA.


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