I'm still in shock, but I thought I ought to let you all know why I've dropped off the map for a bit. My father passed away suddenly last week at the age of 52. My Grandfather wrote this up to let everyone know the news and details. It has been somewhat edited to protect my family's personal information
Dear Family and Friends,
We realize that most of you are aware of the sudden passing of our dear family member, James H. Jarman, but we thought it might be of value to give you some details of his health history and information about the services and how you can send notes, cards etc. to Diane and her family.
Jim had been feeling well and had no symptoms of any heart problems. He, Diane and Morgan were at Jessica and Peter's home, in Taylor, Arizona, for a post Christmas visit and had been having a good time with usual and active activities. On the morning of December 28th, they were all getting ready for that days activities. Jim was preparing to shower, but Diane hadn't heard him for a few minutes, so checked on him and found he had collapsed and was unresponsive. They immediately called 911 and started CPR themselves. All efforts at resuscitation were unsuccessful. An autopsy revealed that he had suffered a tear in the aorta at it's attachment to the heart with the massive bleeding around the heart causing cardiac arrest. The suddenness and severity of the problem was such, that nothing could have been done to reverse it or to know that it was going to occur. The presumption is, that Jim would have experienced brief if any pain, but rather would have experienced a sudden "passing out".
We realize that this may be more detail than is needed, but it hopefully will answer some natural questions that arise with such a sudden and untimely death and save Diane and the rest of her and Jim's family some of the difficult repeating of the "story".
The concern and expressions of sympathy already extended are much appreciated by Diane, but she is so involved with all the immediate concerns that are always present in these circumstances and in addition all the details having to be addressed dealing with Jim's Orthodontic Practice. For these reasons, kindly understand she and her family may not be able to individually acknowledge all of those kindnesses.
As seems to always be the case, family, friends, Ward and other church members, colleagues and employees are rallying to help in any way they can. Diane and Jim's Bishop and Ward "family" have been especially helpful.
The services for James H. Jarman will be as follows:
HANSEN DESERT HILLS MORTUARY
65TH ST. AND BELL ROAD
Visitation from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, January 7, 2011
CAVE CREEK WARD CHAPEL
38008 NORTH BASIN RD. CAVE CREEK, AZ
Visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Funeral Services at 11:00 AM
Burial at the Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Cemetery
If you are interested in sending your condolences to my Mother or family please send me a message and I will let you know how to get in touch with them.
We express our love and appreciation to you all,
The James H. Jarman and Diane M. Jarman. Morgan Jarman, Peter and Jessica Van Allen, and Kimbal and Danielle Joseph, Families