James Dargo

James Dargo

James passed away December 15th 2012 at the age of 32.

He was an amazing husband, father and friend. He was so in love with his wife and family it shined through, no matter how bad he felt. The pictures in his file show that in every one, even on his worst days the kids would run around him and play. James and Erica had 4 children, Alyssa age 8, Karley age 5, James Jr. age 3, Emma age 2.

James was diagnosed with Stage 4 Peritoneal Carcinomatisis in June 2011 and wasn't supposed to make it through the year. He was a walking miracle and lived another year and a half past his diagnosis. He loved cars and dirt bikes, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.

His amazing wife was basically his nurse all the way through. She was at his side at every moment for his medical needs, but also with encouragement. Their Faith was their ROCK through this journey.

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