James F. Bemboom, 1954-2003, Versailles

James Fredrick "Jim" Bemboom, 49, of Versailles, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at his home.

He was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Jefferson City, a son of Clemmens and Margaret Zimmerman Bemboom. On May 29, 1992, in Versailles, he was married to Diana Meador Middleton, who survives of the home.

Mr. Bemboom was a Jefferson City High School graduate. He was an assistant chief of police for the Versailles Police Department. He taught the D.A.R.E. program at Versailles School for 11 years. He loved to hunt and fish.

Also surviving are a son, Christopher James Bemboom, of Versailles; three daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Bemboom and Deborah Middleton, both of Versailles, and Rebekah Peralta, of Seattle; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Fred Fisher, of Jefferson City; a sister, Margaret Vieth, of Jefferson City; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Larry J. Viebrock Memorial Gymnasium at Versailles High School, with the Rev. William Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Versailles Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Citizens Bank in Versailles for criminal justice majors.