James Warren Chandler passed away on May 14, 2019. He died peacefully at home in Soquel with his wife Margie and his loved ones by his side. He was 84 years old.
Jim was born January 11, 1935 in Manilla, Arkansas. During his young life his parents moved him and his four siblings throughout the United States. As a young man Jim arrived in Santa Cruz where he met his wife to be, Marjorie Nel Fields. They were married for 62 years.
In the early years Jim joined the United States Marine Corp and served for eight years. In 1957 he married Margie and soon started a family. After serving, they settled in the Soquel mountains where Jim lived until he passed. Jim’s dream was to have a place where his family could always call home and he fulfilled his dream. His home became known to family and friends as Chandler Mountain.
Jim was a gifted man, he enjoyed everything from computers to tractors. By trade he was a truck driver and also a mechanic at John Engels Frozen Foods. Jim and Margie were one of the first vendors at the Santa Cruz Flea Market where they met many good longtime friends.
Jim was truly a loving, kind-hearted person who will be missed by all who knew him. Jim is survived by his wife, Margie, daughter Karren Franklin, sons Rick (Joan) and James Brian (Carol), five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren.