Sunday, November 04, 2007
James (Jim) David XXXX was born Jan. 27, 1928, in Bonners Ferry, and passed away Oct. 26, 2007, at his home in Coeur d'Alene. His parents were Elmer and Ida XXXX. He attended a one-room elementary school in the Round Prairie area north of Bonners Ferry until his parents moved to Naples, where he completed his elementary school education. He then attended Bonners Ferry High School until he graduated in 1947.
When he was 17 he began working as a forest fire lookout and continued to work as a fireman for the Forest Service during the summers. He attended Farragut State College, which operated briefly in facilities left behind by the Navy.
He then attended the University of Idaho until he entered the Army and was stationed in occupied Germany until he was released honorably in 1952. He resumed work for the Forest Service until he left to operate a small logging company in the Bonners Ferry area for several years, and after which he was once again employed by the Forest Service in Coeur d'Alene, until his retirement in 1983. He then traveled extensively in the western U.S., Canada, Alaska, as well as Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.
He was an avid fisherman and spent the summer months fishing for many years at a retreat in Montana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William XXXX, and a sister, Bernice XXXX. He is survived by his long time companion, Living in Coeur d'Alene, a brother, Living in Pendleton, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at the McArthur Cemetery, Naples, Idaho, followed by a gathering of family and friends at the home, on. Sunrise Terrace, Coeur d'Alene, at 1 p.m.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of North Idaho.
This Murphy uncle Larry best friend and Murphy recall Jim and his Uncle Larry being together as friends.