James Russell Banks
Beloved husband of Kerry for 30 years and loving father of Wendy and Steven Banks. Jim died unexpectedly of a heart attack on November 12, 2009. He was born to Katy and Lou Banks on August 31, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also survived by his brother Tom (Carol) Banks of Prairie Village, Kansas and his sister Nancy (Kim) Anderson of Seattle, Washington. He graduated from La Sierra High School (Carmichael, California) in 1968 and Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon) in 1972. He spent the next 23 years working for USF&G Insurance. Most recently he has been working for the State of California in the Labor Market Information Division of EDD. Jim was an avid Sacramento Kings fan for years. A highlight of his association with the Kings was co-hosting House Party Live in February 2008. He will be missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, California.