1934 ~ 2013 James C. Pruden was born on November 10,1934 in Jacksonville Florida and passed away on April 5, 2013 in Salt Lake City Utah. He had lived the last 12 years in Tooele Utah. He married Sandra Ryan in 1956 (later divorced). He married the love of his life, Sharri Kay Sandlin, in 1982. They were sealed in the Bountiful Temple in 2003. He was the father of four children: Steve (Michelle), Scott (Markel), Holly (deceased) (George), and Kelli (Tai). He had 11 grandchildren: Bryson, Lindsey, Kelcey, Jesse, Meagan (serving in the Philippines San Pablo Mission), Keenan, Ellie, George (serving in the Brazil Salvador Mission), Cole (serving in the Czech/Slovak Mission), Jaime and Rylin. He loved them dearly and was very proud of them and their accomplishments. He is also survived by his older sister Myra Soutar and many precious nieces and nephews. A proud veteran of the Korean War 1951 - 1953. Semper Fi! He spent 40 years in law enforcement in California. He served as a faithful member of the Tooele Police Department Advisory Council and the Tooele Library Board where he was their number one customer. Served 2 missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one for three years at the Tooele Employment Center and two years as a greeter at the Joseph Smith Building both of which he thoroughly enjoyed. He spent his youth in the Pacific Northwest and graduated high school from Port Angeles Washington High School. He loved the Northwest and the experiences that he had there. Received his Bachelor's Degree from UCLA and did graduate work at Pepperdine University. A lover of all of God's creatures, especially strays. A viewing will be held at Tate Mortuary at 119 S. Main St. Tooele Utah on Monday April 8, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. with the funeral on Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the LDS Church located at 132 N. 570 E. in Tooele. All are invited. Interment will be at the Tooele Cemetery.\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Steve Pruden please visit our Sympathy Store.