James "Jim" W. McElhaneyOctober 20, 2017
Jim McElhaney was a teacher, author, and professional lecturer. He taught law and courtroom tactics and made a difference in his students and colleagues lives though his craft of telling stories that conveyed lessons.
He was an accomplished musician – playing multiple instruments and loved classical and jazz music. Jim would spontaneously entertain rooms full of people whenever he had the chance to sit at a piano. He was a natural performer and singer and loved people and conversation.
Jim was an avid reader in many subjects – both fiction and non-fiction. He always was interested and engaged, and had several hobbies through his years, including model railroads, sailing, and model and radio controlled airplanes. His love of flying continued, and he got his private pilot's license and owned a small airplane.
Jim's love for his friends and family was obvious – he was a loving and devoted husband and father, and his charm and witty personality were endearing to all those who knew him. He made such a positive impact of many peoples' lives, and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Good Shepard, 834 Tennyson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.