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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On November 12, 2019 @ 10:39 am In Obituary | 7 Comments

James Mracek

James Moore Mracek, 79, born in Clark County, NM to Albert Francis Moore and Hazel Ann Mracek, left us on November 4, 2019 to be with his Heavenly Father and children Joe, Albert, and Marcus.
He is survived by his sisters Miriam, Ann, and Donna, daughter Erin (whom he adored), grandchildren Shane and Toril, and great-granddaughter Leiden James.
The family will celebrate his life at a memorial gathering in the Hualapai Mountains in the spring of 2020 where his ashes will be laid on the soil at the cabin where he lived most of his life.
Jim’s parents moved to Phoenix in 1951 where he attended Saint Mary’s High School. Jim later moved to Kingman AZ. He was a Farmers Insurance salesman, Coors salesman, built and owned Gordo’s Mexican Food Restaurant in Phoenix, Kingman Fireman and Paramedic, built his own cabin in the Hualapai Mountains south of Kingman, owned and worked an alfalfa ranch by Trout Creek north of Wikieup AZ, pilot, and sold aviation products for Chevron Oil.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, boater, fisherman, builder, mason, welder, fabricator, cook, and could do just about anything given the need. He had a huge network of friends because he was so well liked by everyone who knew him. He had an unmatched sense of humor and a wit that was lightning fast. His copious quips were always preceded by a glint in his eyes and slight grin on his face. You never knew what would follow, but you knew it would be priceless.
Jim classifies as one of the most unforgettable characters you will ever know, he will be missed by friends and family, but will never be forgotten.

Condolences for the family of “MRACEK, JAMES MOORE”

Condolence from Joy Venghaus on November 12th, 2019 5:03 pm

I met Jim many years ago on a trip to “the Lake”. Needless to say, the stories are way to numerous to count BUT always added to the fun and party time on a Group Therapy Gathering…. I know your loss of him will ease with time, then all the great memories will take over, your heart swell and truly smile again. I’m happy to have known Jim.

Condolence from Marge and Tony Melhad on November 14th, 2019 4:05 pm

May the memories of your brother Jim be a comfort to you and your family now and always. I read this somewhere and I just wanted to share it with you and yours.

There is a place deep in our very being where those we have loved and lost live forever, yes my dear friend BELIEVE.


Condolence from R. Kuenzli on November 19th, 2019 8:54 pm

To Jim’s Family
Please take comfort knowing that Jim was loved and the time he missed with you , he spent surrounded by all his brothers at Fire Station. His time was well spent helping others and making a difference. He was one of my Most Memorable Characters! He made others better…. and I can’t think of a higher compliment to pay a man.
Sleep Well on your final call Jim!

Condolence from Phillip W Kelly on November 22nd, 2019 11:28 am

I only knew “Hualapai Jim” a couple of years after moving to Kingman but, like most of his friends here, grew to really care about him. I gave him rides from his place in the mountains into Kingman on several occasions and shared stories with him. A great guy….I’m sure his relatives miss him as much as we, his friends, here in Mojave County do. Stories about Jim circulate with us often. He was quite a character.

Condolence from Cathy Toschik Newberry on November 24th, 2019 2:58 pm

I attended St. Gregory’s Elementary and St. Mary’s High School with Jim.
Whoever wrote the Obituary captured Jim.
In School, both a “ladies man” and “man’s man”.
So many memories float by…..I know that in the last few years, whenever I saw the Allstate commercial with “Mayhem”, I ALWAYS thought that’s Jim Mracek.

See you in Heaven one day!
Cathy Toschik Newberry Class of “58.

Condolence from Valeri Kaminski on November 24th, 2019 6:46 pm

Rest peacefully and whole in Heaven sweet Jim. You were always a sincere, honest, good man. See you on the other side…

Condolence from Ron Gordon on December 18th, 2019 3:24 pm

Jim and I worked together at the Kingman Fire Dept. For years. We worked the same shift around 1974 and a few years after. We became very good friends. On our days off he would invite me and my children to come up to the Hualapais so they could play in the snow. He was a very big help in adding on to our house in Kingman. I just Loved him and will miss him. He also asked me to be a pallbearer at his son Albert’s services and I was VERY honored. Rest in peace my friend.

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