Obituary for BUSHNELL

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday January 07, 2009

James Carr Bushnell April 16, 1934 - January 4, 2009 James Carr Bushnell died January 4, 2009, at home in Albuquerque in the loving arms of his wife of 52 years, Anne Johnson Bushnell. Jim was 74 years old, and is also survived by his son, Thomas Bushnell, BSG, of Los Angeles; his daughter, Marian Williams, her husband, J. Christopher Williams; grandchildren, Charles and John Williams, also of Los Angeles; brother, Robert Bushnell and sister, Judith Bushnell. He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Bushnell, of Albuquerque. Jim grew up in Evanston, Illinois, son of Elmer Dole and Grace Luthardt Bushnell. He received the B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he met his lifelong love, Anne. He received the Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois, and then worked for over 30 years for Sandia National Laboratories as a physicist and engineer. An avid duplicate bridge player at the Duke City Bridge Club, Jim attained the rank of Gold Life Master in the past year. Jim was an Elder and active member of La Mesa Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, where he was blessed by the loving presence of his pastor, the Rev. Trey Hammond. Jim will be missed by many friends and family, whose lives have been touched by his humor, intellect, patience, and the deep sense of peace and love he shared with us. A Memorial Service in his honor will be led by the Rev. Trey Hammond on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., at La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to La Mesa Presbyterian Church (address above) or to the Metropolitan Homelessness Project (previously known as Albuquerque Opportunity Center) at P.O. Box 27636, Alb. NM, 87125. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008