James Berner died Feb. 15, 2016 at the age of 79. He was born April 13, 1936 in San Pedro to William and Thalia.
He worked as an instructor for Reedley College, in the forestry department for Southern California Edison, and retired as a district fire management officer with the US Forest Service. Mr. Berner served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-57.
He enjoyed gardening, and spending time with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Lela, and his brothers Robert and David.
Mr. Berner is survived by his wife of 53 years, Iva, of North Fork; his sons Chuck and Marlena of North Fork, and Deon and wife Diana of Boise, Idaho; his sister Judie Lupton of Redlands; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
No services are planned.