Information for James Milton Irwin

18 February, 1923 - 15 September, 1992

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

20 September, 1992
Contributed by Dan Fowler


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James Irwin

    James Milton Irwin, 69, of Marsing, died Tuesday, September 15, 1992, at a Boise hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 21, at Northview Assembly, 7540 Northview, Boise. Pastor Roy Strayer will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with military honors by the Idaho Army National Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Chapel, Boise.
   
Mr. Irwin, a retired correctional officer, was born February 18, 1923, at Kincaid, Kansas. He grew up in Kansas and graduated from LeRoy High School at LeRoy, Kansas. James entered the U.S. Army February 23, 1943, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He became part of the 163rd Infantry, 41st Division. James' division engaged in battle at New Guinea, Biak Island and the southern Philippines against the Japanese. He was discharged January 4, 1946, at Fort Logan, Colorado.
   
James married Juanita Faith Williams August 24, 1947, at LeRoy, Kansas. On August 28, 1951, he became a father of twin daughters, Joyce Arleen and Janice Kathleen. He worked in the real estate industry for 10 years, following which he obtained a partnership in Jolly Sporting Goods in 1965. The family lived at Albuquerque, New Mexico, for three years, during which time James sold real estate.
   
In June 1968 they moved to Palisade, Colorado, and purchased a 30-acre fruit ranch. In October 1972 they moved to Boise where James began a 20-year career with the Idaho Penitentiary as a correctional officer.
   
James was an avid fisherman, hunter and lover of the great outdoors. Those who met him loved him, looked up to him and will miss him very much.

       
God saw the road
       
was getting rough
 
The hills were hard to climb,
He gently closed his weary eyes
 
And whispered Peace be thine,
          
"Goodbye Dad"
   
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Fern Irwin of Eudora, Kansas; two daughters, Joyce Wilson of Marsing and Janice Isenhart of Nevada; four grandchildren, Stephen and Rhonda Wilson of Marsing and  Michele Hulburt and James Meinikheim of Boise; and many friends.
   
James was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita July 13, 1988.
   
Friends may call at the Alden-Waggoner Chapel today, Sept. 20, from 1 to 9 p.m.
 


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