16 April 1957
25 June 1997
James Alan Mumper was born on April 16th, 1957. His middle name came from
the obstetrician who delivered all five Mumper kids, of which Jim was Number
Four. As a baby, his nickname was 'Mutthead' due to the unruly shock of
hair he had that couldn't quite be tamed. The family moved from Hayward to
Livermore in 1969, and had the TV hooked up in time to watch the first
landing on the moon. Jim went to Mendenhall Middle School, then opted to go
to Livermore High versus Granada. He married Barbara Churchill in 1990 and
they were eventually blessed with two beautiful daughters, Audrey Elisabeth
(Libby) and Mary Caroline. Libby is now a middle-schooler (2003) and Mary
just turned 7 in January of 2003. Jim died on June 25th, 1997 of pancreas
cancer, just a couple of months past his 40th birthday. Jim and Barb had
recently moved back to Livermore from New Jersey, where they had relocated
for a few years with their employer. Before they moved away, Jim was a
regular on valley stages performing with the Pleasanton Playhouse and other
local theater companies. He also spent a few summers performing with the
prestigious Pacific Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Maria. When
they returned to Livermore, Jim was employed by Pacific Bell Video Services.
Jim was a very devoted husband and father, son, brother and friend. He is
still missed very much by all of us; thankfully, he left a couple of
valentines in our midst, so he really isn't gone.
This page is part of the Livermore High School Memorial. Jim's senior picture was scanned from the 1975 LHS yearbook by Kathy (Blackwell) Phillips. If you have pictures or memories of Jim that you would like to share, please write to the webmaster or post them in the "In Memory" folder of the Livermore High Alumni Forum.