James C. Lemp, 93, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away on February 22, 2016.
Jim started in the Babe Ruth program in 1959 at the grass roots level, serving as a team manager and League President, Secretary and Treasurer. After leaving the local league level, he served as a District Commissioner, Assistant State Commissioner, State Commissioner and Assistant Regional Commissioner.
In 1983, Jim was elected as Pacific Northwest Regional Commissioner and a member of the Babe Ruth League International Board of Directors. He served in this capacity until 2000, at which time he was elected as an At-Large Board Member. Jim retired from the Babe Ruth League program in 2010.
Jim retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1988 after 43 years of service. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his public and community service, such as the Wyoming Park and Recreation Award for a Non-Professional and Cheyenne’s “Golden Deeds” Award for Man of the Year. The Cheyenne Lodge 122 Knights of Pythias also honored Jim by awarding him the “Degree of the Golden Spur”, which is the highest honor they can bestow upon an individual. Jim was inducted into the Babe Ruth League International Hall of Fame in 2009.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, his son Jimmy Lemp, Jr., and his daughter Carol Moore. He is survived by his daughter Marianne Mansfield, and four grandchildren.