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“Mary, Joan & families:Our sympathy goes out to you and your families in the passing of Jim. Jim was a wonderful person. He enjoyed life, people, and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Ron & Sue Hood - Omaha, NE

“So very sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you.in our thoughts & prayers. Hugs to all of you. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda & Ben Ellison - Topeka, KS

“We have really ben blessed by Jim here at Westhaven. He leaves behind (for now) a very devoted family. I enjoyed getting to know Jim through many...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Chaplain Jeff McDowell - Boone, IA

“Jim was always so good to me. He took me & my bestfriend his son Jimmy along with Joan to Des Moines Adventureland one 80"s summer. Evertime Jimmy...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Gale (London) Michel - Woodbine, IA

“Joan and family,We are saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I had the pleasure to work for Jim for 18 years. He was a great boss and friend. He was a...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: David and Patti Stevens - IA

“Mary and familyYou are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of Brother Jim's passing. No matter what the situation, no one is quite ready for...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bill & Diana Hutcheson - Woodbine, IA

“Joan & family We extend our sincere condolences at this difficult time. I had the pleasure of knowing Jim for a lot of years. I am fortunate to...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bill & Diana Hutcheson - Woodbine, IA

“To Jim's family: Jim was a great person. I got to know him well after I graduated from high school. My Dad and I played a lot of golf with him, at...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“Mary Poe And All Families So Very Very Sorry To Hear Of Jim Passing Prayers , Prayers Love And Hugs To YOU All ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Patty And Tom NIEDERMYER - IA


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James Kenneth Boustead was born August 22, 1930, to Harry H. and Banie Marie (O'Banion) Boustead in Woodbine, Iowa. He attended country school and Woodbine High School graduating in 1948. Jim began working at the Harrison County REC trimming trees. He enlisted in the US Army and after a physical, he was not accepted. He took care of his physical condition and was later drafted into the US Army and served in California. After his honorable discharge, he returned to work for the Harrison County REC and worked his way up to Line Superintendent and retired from there. Jim married Patricia Joan Wakehouse Castro on June 4, 1967, at the Woodbine First United Methodist Church.

Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church. He loved to play golf, watch NASCAR, and take fishing trips to Minnesota and to South Dakota. He also enjoyed woodworking. Jim was a long time member of the Woodbine Fire Department and served as the Fire Chief.

Jim died Friday, August 4, 2017, at the West Haven Community Nursing Home in Boone, Iowa at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 13 days.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and their wives, Max & Barbara Boustead, Harry "Jack" & Dorothy Boustead and Bob & Louise Boustead; sister and her husband, Betty & Jim Pugsley; and three siblings-in-law, James Reynolds, Max Poe, and Betty Boustead. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Joan Boustead of Boone, IA; five children: Richard (Kum) Castro of San Antonio, TX, Cynthia (Paul) Marsh of Twin Falls, ID, Jeanne Castro of Scottsdale, AZ, Robert (Tammy) Castro of Steamboat Springs, CO, James (Tanya) Boustead of Boone, IA; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother, Lyle Boustead of Cottage Grove, OR; two sisters, Donna Reynolds and Mary Poe both of Woodbine, IA; and many other relatives and friends.