A memorial service for Orange County’s premier historian, Jim Sleeper, at noon, Friday, October 12, 2012 at Waverly Chapel at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. Jim passed away on September 27, 2012. Either directly or indirectly, he impacted everyone who cares about Orange County’s history. We hope to see you at his memorial service, which will be open to the public.
More than just the author of at least eight of our best history books and hundreds upon hundreds of well-researched and startlingly well-written articles, Jim was also a hero and a friend to many.
Jim was active in the Orange County Historical Society for more than 70 years. In 1970, he served as our president. He was also the co-founder of our County Courier newsletter, and was still on the Editorial Board of our Orange Countiana historical journal at the time of his death. He will be greatly missed.
For more information see “Jim Sleeper, Orange County Historian, 1927-2012.”