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
military honors by the Idaho Army National Guard. Arrangements
are under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Chapel,
Mr. Irwin, a retired correctional officer, was born
February 18, 1923, at
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
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
whispered Peace be thine,
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
Friends may call at the Alden-Waggoner Chapel today,
Sept. 20, from 1 to 9 p.m.