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Publication Date: Friday, December 31, 2004

Obituary Obituary (December 31, 2004)

James Rice Webster

James Rice Webster, a longtime Mountain View resident and World War II veteran, died on Christmas Day. He was 88.

A graduate of Austin College in Texas and the University of Texas, Webster practiced law with his grandfather at Maxey Law Firm in Sherman, Texas. He later became a trial examiner with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Ft. Worth, Texas. And he was an administrative law judge for the NLRB in California from 1948 to 1969.

During World War II, Webster served as a lieutenant in the Army Intelligence Service and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1976. After retiring, Webster volunteered his legal expertise to discharged veterans through the American Red Cross. He was a member of the Gem and Mineral Society, Bonsai Society, the Carvers Club and the Golfers Hole-In-One Club.

He is preceded in death by his son Paul. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ellen; daughter Linda Williams; sister Blanche Coker of Pittsburg, Texas; and grandsons Sean and Casey Williams.

A funeral service has been held.

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