6/27/1934 - 12/21/2021
Omaha - James L. Rawlings, passed away on Dec. 21, 2021 is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 47 years, Sonja Rawlings; children Tammy Stevens, Tracy Hawkes, Lesli Rawlings, and Sydni Dexter; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. James was born in Salt Lake City, UT on June 27, 1934 and graduated from Rock Springs High School, WY in 1953. In 1959, James graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in History. From 1963-1996, James taught social studies courses for OPS at Technical, Burke, and Central High Schools. James had a beautiful tenor voice and sang in the BYU Madrigal Chorus, which performed in Washington D.C. for a private performance for First Lady Eisenhower and the wives of the President’s cabinet in May 1954. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Visitation Wednesday 5 – 7 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Thursday at Roeder Mortuary. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials to be sent to Hillcrest Hospice and Nebraska Children’s Home Society.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - 108th Street Chapel
2727 N 108th St - Omaha, NE - 402-496-9000