James “Jim” Robert Brainard

James “Jim” Robert Brainard born on April 7, 1934 in Springfield, Mass. Passed away on Nov. 28, 2017 in Atascadero.
Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years and his daughter, step daughter, step son and many grand and great grandchildren.
Jim worked at the Atascadero State Hospital for 18 years as a psych tech. Prior to working at The Hospital he served our country as a Marine in the armed forces.
Jim enjoyed gardening, communing with nature, pets and animals. He practiced martial arts training and meditation. He also enjoyed reading, all music, and Native American drumming. He loved conversation and family time. He had a wonderful sense of humor and deep devotion to his loved ones.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Hummingbird House, 4015 Almond Dr, Templeton, CA.


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