Elden James Brashaw

Elden James Brashaw, passed away August 2, 2018 in Webster, Texas at the age of 66, He was born in Anamosa, IA on March 13, 1952 to Elden William Brashaw and Lavon Lambert Brashaw.
Elden loved to watch basketball and the Celtics were his favorite team. He enjoyed traveling, and loved to read a lot. He also enjoyed his job as a CPA and loved a good challenge.
Elden is preceded in death by both of his parents, Elden William Brashaw and Lavon Lambert Brashaw.
Elden is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Jana, five sisters, one brother and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Service for Elden will be held Thursday August the 9th, 2018 at 11:00am, Crowder Funeral Home in League City, Texas. The Family will receive friends from 9-11:00am.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Feed the Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036 or International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60602-2584 or Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation, 2885 Sanford Ave SW #40754, Grandville, MI 49418.


  1. Jim was the most caring, honest, fair, understanding, fun, friendliest man ever. He was an amazing mentor and friend. He loved life and loved learning. We always enjoyed hearing his stories and he loved sharing his knowledge and teaching others. He always believed in his team and was there for us. Please know Jana that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Meghan Thacker
    • Meghan, Jana has asked me to extend her thanks for your kind words and thoughts. As his brother-in-law, I can attest to the truth in your description of Jim. I still use some of the techniques Jim taught me. He will be missed.

      Paul Clark
  2. A gentle giant for sure. Prayer of comfort to the family. You will be missed Jim.
    Jennie Latham

    Jennie Latham
    • Jennie – Jana has asked me to thank you for you kind comments and prayers. He was as you described, a gentile giant. We will all miss him going forward.

      Paul Clark
  3. Jim was very kind and respectful to people at work.

    Susan Breitschopf
    • Susan, Jana has asked me to thank you for your kind words. Jim was a great man to work for and with, as I found out one year when we did taxes together. He will be missed not only by his immediate family but also his work “family”.

      Paul Clark
  4. Jana and family, We wish to express our sincere condolences on Jim’s passing. May God comfort and care for you during this difficult time.

    Alvin H Haas and family
    • Alvin, On Jana’s behalf I want to thank you for your kind words at this difficult time. We will miss Jim for years to come.

      Paul Clark
  5. Jana, I must correct myself as I see that no children were mentioned. If I erred in this I sincerely apologize.

    Alvin H Haas and family
  6. Jana, Peace and comfort for you comfort during this time. I enjoyed working with Jim. Generous, humorous, unique and down-to-earth, he will be missed.

    Alice Ybarra
    • Alice, On Jana’s behalf, I want to thank you for words of comfort and memories of working with Jim. He was all you noted and I found him always willing to help people develop in their professional careers. He will be missed by all.

      Paul Clark
  7. Jana,
    We were so saddened to hear about Jim. We know he was your soul mate and you have many great memories of him. He touched the lives of the many people he came in contact with throughout the years. I remember meeting Jim when the Sacred Heart kids joined our class and how quickly he caught your eye! Jim had a passion for life and always loved a challenge. We all knew early on that he had a great mind and would go on to do great things in life. Who could forget all of the American Govt. classes where Jim was always strategically planning to take over the world! Know that you have our sincere sympathy and love during this very difficult time.

    Carmine Draude
    • Carmine, Jana’s brother, Paul, here. Jana wants to thank you for your thoughts and the little trip down memory lane. We will all miss Jim, but knowing we have friends to support us helps make the journey a little easier.

      Paul Clark
  8. I wish to express our sincere condolences on Jim passing. May god comfort and care for you during this difficult time.

    Maria Gomez
    • Maria, On behalf of my sister, Jana, we thank you for thinking of us during this time. Jim was a special man and we will miss him.

      Paul Clark
  9. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jim will certainly be missed tremendously.

    Sharon Ross
    • Sharon, On behalf of my sister, Jana, we thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this trying time. We know he will be missed by immediate family as well as by his fellow workers. Thank you.

      Paul Clark
  10. Jana, prayers for your comfort and peace. I enjoyed working with Jim. He was one of the funniest and kindest men I’ve worked with. He will be missed.

    Rachael Cox
    • Rachael, On behalf of my sister Jana, I want to thank you for your thoughts and comments. I’m glad you had the opportunity to work with Jim; as his brother-in-law I had the chance to do taxes with him one year. I still use management techniques I learned from him. Good luck in your career and hopefully you’ll be able to incorporate a little bit if Jim as your career progresses.

      Paul Clark
  11. Jana,
    I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim and I grew up together attending grade and high school and he was always a good friend. We even shared our army time when we ended up at basic training together, bunking next to each other.

    Whenever I hear someone use the word “lots” I remember the time in high school when Jim said “lots” and Sister Thomas gave him a lecture on how that wasn’t a word and how one should speak. Of course we all feared Sister Thomas and we didn’t use that word again.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you at these difficult time.
    Steven Brunkan

    Steven Brunkan
    • Steve – On behalf of Jana and Jim’s extended family, thank you for your prayers and thoughts. Jim will be missed by all of us.

      Paul Clark
  12. Jana,
    Sorry to hear about JIm’s passing so suddenly. As you, Jim and I were all classmates. I first met Jim in cub scouts when I was 8 his Mom and mine were den mothers in pack 66. I can remember we had to do a skit and song at the American Legion and we sang the Battle of New Orleans. I believe there were 5 or 6 of us and Jim not only sang actually acted it out!!! Please say hello to his Sisters and Tom for me. I still remember them from the swimming pool when getting “kicked out” for getting them wet jumping off the diving boards!!! God Bless you always!!!! Especially during this time of grief…

    John Reade
    • John – on behalf of Jana, I want to thank you for your kind words and the shared memories of Jim.

      Paul Clark
  13. My Uncle Jim was loved and will be missed! He was always kind, calm, and affable. I remember with amusement that he dressed as Santa Claus for his side of the family on Christmas Eve, and he used my Grandma’s house as the place to change into costume since it was just a block or two away. He was also my Godfather, and in the photos, he looks like quite the dapper man in his suit in 1978! I’ve also been thinking that though I lived in England for a while, I never got to the bottom of what Jana’s “England, EJ, England” was all about…. My immediate family and I are all in Monticello, IA this weekend, and we’ve been reminiscing fondly of him. We send our love to Jana.

    Gina Clark
  14. I was out of town when I heard of Jim passing. Wanted to tell the family, He was a very nice guy and truly will be missed! I always new when it was winter here, He always wore his winter hat, funny guy! We Love ya Jim…God Bless!
    Vickey Phillips

    Vickey Phillips
  15. So sorry to hear of Jim sudden passing and your loss. I many memories of Jim from school. He and I would quiz each other for our history tests. Hope you get much comfort from all the persons who express the thoughts and prayers and acts of kindness to help you at this time.

    Tom Muller

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