Carrageen Suri Alpacas LLC

Serious about Suris

John and Carol Furman
82 West Gray RoadGray, ME 04039
207-653-1144
207-653-1759

Monday, August 13, 2012

Jim Barker

It is with sadness that I write about the passing of a friend. To those of you who knew Jim, you know what kind of person he was. For those of you who didn't you should try to learn more. You can go to www.Brown-Forward.com and read a wonderful obituary about him.
Our foundation herd here at Carrageen Alpacas is built on Jim's animals. We have purchased 6 animals from Sweetbriar Farm and have had 5 offspring from them. The Crown Royale line that he produced is one of the finest in the country. Jim's many show ribbons are proof of that.
Jim was a lovely man with a quick mind, a wonderful sense of humor and one of the hardest working people I have ever met. He was always there for us to answer questions, provide support and to help us out in a multitude of ways. As president of the Suri Network, he advanced the cause of alpacas across the country. He was very active in youth skiing activities in Ohio and a great husband to his wife Gini and father to his 3 daughters.
To those of us in the alpaca community, this is a real loss.