James Temple Heller

James Temple Heller James Temple Heller was born on April 27, 1934. He passed away on April 26, 2014, at home in Atlanta, Ga., after a long illness. Jim was born in Janesville, Wisc., to William and Edna (Temple) Heller. He grew up Janesville. Jim graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1956 and an master's degree in finance in 1958. Jim worked for Eastman Kodak Co. as a financial analyst until 1992. Jim met Frances Irene Dashley and they were married on May 15, 1965. For more than 42 years Jim and Fran built a beautiful marriage and family with three daughters. Jim and Fran lived in Pittsford until 1992 before retiring to Flat Rock, N.C.. Fran passed away on September 11, 2007. Jim later moved to Atlanta to be near two of his daughters and his grandchildren. Jim was a lifelong United Methodist. He was an avid supporter of the conservationist mission of Trout Unlimited, delighting in the restoration of trout streams and the education of young people in appreciating and understanding the value of native streams. He enjoyed photography and traveling. A highlight for Jim and Fran was a photographic safari in Kenya. He was passionate about his family and grandchildren. He was unfailingly kind and loyal. A memorial service was held on April 28 in Johns Creek, Ga. Jim will be missed by his three daughters, Valerie (Andrew) Burgess of Uniontown, Pa., Stephanie Heller of Marietta, Ga. and Lauri (Louis) Montoya of Suwanee, Ga.; two grandchildren, Caleb and Emme Montoya; a cousin, Jon (Marianne) Haney of Orange, Calif.; extended family; and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 841, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Please express condolences at www.southcare.us.

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