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1941 James 2023

James Henry Cansler Jr.

August 7, 1941 — March 15, 2023

Jim was born in Paducah Texas in 1941 but spent his early years in Gladwater

Texas where he grew up in a 2 room shotgun house with no running water and an

outhouse. His family suffered extreme poverty. In 1955 his family moved to

California and eventually settled in Redlands and that is when his life changed for

the better. He was a graduate of Redlands High School class of 1960. Jim entered

the army in 1960 and was stationed first in Waukesha, Wisconsin and then for a

year in Thule Greenland at the Nike Site. Jim and Kandie were married on June

30 th 1973 after both were widowed 3 years prior and combined their families into

one. Jim retired as a Lieutenant with the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office in

1988 with 20 years on the Department spending most of his career at the Yucaipa

Sub Station. He loved his years in law enforcement. He moved his family from

Redlands to Oak Glen in 1981 and became an avid horseman. Jim and Kandie

worked hard maintaining their Bear Paw Ranch where they raised duroc hogs for

He owned Sun Up Drive-In Dairy in Hemet and rental properties in Redlands and

Yucaipa . He was a member several years. in good standing of the Masonic Lodge

and of the Scottish Rite.

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