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Jim Habing. Jim’s family has owned and operated the Habing Family Funeral Home since 1943. Today, Jim and his brother, Steve and sister, Diane, continue to run the family business. Andrea followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a realtor but eventually joined the Habing family funeral business. Jim and Andrea have moved several times, owning and remodeling a number of homes in Gilroy. Their most recent and longest home ownership was their 15-year Eagle Ridge stay. While they enjoyed the community and the friends they made during that time, they decided that after their children, AJ and Alyssa, left for college, they would downsize. The Wood family home was a great option. Walking through the home one can see that the remodeling was thought- ful, well executed and truly a labor of love. The almost- finished project is a GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 warm, nostalgic tribute to the home that Andrea grew up in. Local contractor Hewell & Sheedy handled the construction. The front door was repositioned, walls removed to provide a more open concept for the living, dining and kitchen areas. Jenny Derry Designs worked with Andrea and Jim to remodel the kitchen and choose finishes throughout the house. Beautiful oak hard wood floors, both original to the 55