James A. Kirkham - brother of Elbert Charles Kirkham - obituary
Jqmes A. Kirkham HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. —James Arno Kirkham, 78, of Huntington Beach, died Wednesday, July 2, 1975 in a Huntington Beach hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 6, 1896 in Lehi to James M. and Kate W. Kirkham. He married Sylvia U. "Gene" Gudmundsen on April 26, 1922, and the marriage was solemnized later in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Mr. Kirkham had lived in Provo for several years. He also had lived in Centerville, Davis County, prior to moving to Huntington 13 years ago. . While in Utah Mr. Kirkham was editor of "The Utah Farmer" for 27 years, sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, was a bishop and served as executive secretary for both Utah Turkey Growers Association and Utah Petroleum Retailers. In California he had sung for the past nine years in the Golden West College Chorale. Survivors include his widow and three sons, Kreg Kirkham, Orem; Jim Kirkham, Sunset. Davis County; and Thad Kirkham, Buena Park, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; one great grandchild; four brothers and three sisters, Alice Kirkham, Zelda Kirkham, Elbert Charles Kirkham, ElMoine .Kirkham and E. Kay Kirkham, all of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Bessie K. Kemon, Logan, and Alden John Kirkham, Ogden. Graveside services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Lehi City Cemetery. Funeral services were held Saturday in Huntington Beach Stake Center.