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Information for Jim L. Keeney

15 March, 1932 - 6 April, 1995

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

8 April, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Jim Keeney

    Jim Keeney, 63, of Melba, died Thursday, April 6, 1995, at the Hagelin Hospice House in Nampa.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10, 1995, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Burial will follow at the Melba Cemetery, Melba.
    Jim was born March 15, 1932, in Licking, Missouri, a son of Ben and Pauline Scott Keeney.  The family moved to Portland, Oregon, where he received his education.  He enlisted in the Coast Guard and was discharged in 1955 at which time he moved to the Wilder area.  He married Phyllis Hickox, March 17, 1956, at Portland and they made their home in Wilder.  Phyllis died Feb. 26, 1973.  Jim worked for the J.R. Simplot Company, retiring in 1989.  After retirement he moved to Melba where he could support his grandchildren's activities.  Whether sharing a horse competition or watching a ball game his grandchildren were very important to him.  He was also a person who enjoyed reading a good Western and spending time hunting and fishing.
    He is survived by a son, Jeff and his wife Theresa Keeney, of Melba; two daughters, Janet Keeney of Portland, and Jonica Oates of Caldwell; a special friend, Donna Gordy; his parents, Ben and Pauline Keeney of Portland; four brothers, Al and his wife Peggy Keeney of Portland, J. C. and his wife Dorothy Keeney of Phoenix, AZ, Dale Keeney of California, Hoyt and his wife Sandy Keeney of Port Orchard, Wash; five grandchildren, Paul, Kristin, Cameron, Forest and Anthony; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kole Jimmy Keeney; his mother and father-in-law, Ione and Volney Hickox.
    Memorials may be made to the Melba Little League Baseball and Softball Programs c/o Don Jamison, Melba.

God Hath Not Promised
God hath not promised
Skies always blue.
Flower-strewn pathways
All our lives through:
God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace with out Pain.
But God hath promised
Strength for the day;
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way;
Grace for the trials,
Help from above:
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love.... . .

         We love you Dad.

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