James Edward Bouvard, 67, Brookings, died April 27, 2002, at his home of natural causes.

Mr. Bouvard was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Wichita, Kan., to Robert and Rose Isom Bouvard.

He grew up in San Jose, Calif. In 1951, he joined the U.S. Air Force, and served until 1955. Following his military service he studied biology at San Jose State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1959.

After college he married Linda Hogue and they raised three children together. They were later divorced.

Mr. Bouvard was a government employee for most of his working career. In California, he worked for Livermore Labs and the National Park Service. After moving to Oregon, he was employed by the Oregon Public Health Department for 30 years. He assisted the department in a variety of positions, most recently as a nursing home inspector. He retired in 1992.

He met his second wife, Annie Wade, in 1993 and they moved to Brookings the following year. They were married Aug. 13, 1995. He was a member of the Sydney Croft Masonic Lodge and the Hood River Elks. Mr. Bouvard was also a long-time and active member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Annie of Brookings; son, Wesley R. Bouvard of Stockett, Mont.; daughters, Terra K, Bouvard Fairview; Kelly D. Sparks of Antioch, Calif. Also surviving are three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.