2017-06-08 / Obituaries

James Forga

James “Jim” Forga, retired CAL FIRE

Fire Captain, passed away May 18, 2017.

Jim started his career in 1957 as a firefighter at Coulterville FFS for the Division of Forestry. He retired in 1990 after

27 years as the Fire Captain at Cathey’s

Valley FFS for the Department of Forestry.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years

Shirley; sisters Janna Bennett of Cottonwood, Ariz., Janie Childress of Mena,

Arkansas; aunt Othae Davis of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Jeri; sons Jimbo and daughter-in-law Lisa, Jody and daughter-in-law Kathy; grandchildren Victoria, Sydney, Jen, Gabrielle, Tara Jo, Tyler, Brittany, Kelsey, Kenny and Christopher; great grandchildren Sophia, Ren James and Kaden James.

The family requests a donation to the CAL FIRE Benevolent Foundation in lieu of flowers as Captain Forga had a great love for the department.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1100 hours in Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.

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Dear Shirley and family, My

Dear Shirley and family, My heart goes out to you for your loss. It was a pleasure knowing Jim. Join may be gone but he will live on in your heart and the hearts of those woo knew him. Love Barb

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