James Peter Gundersen, 79,
of Nampa, died Friday, Oct. 5, 1990, at home of natural
causes. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct.
8, at Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Private family burial will
follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
James Gundersen was born June 8, 1911, at the LaBelle
community near Rigby, to Jens and Louise Gundersen, the sixth
of 11 children. James was reared and educated in the LaBelle
community and attended Rigby High School. He attended the
Electronics Institute of Los Angeles, Calif., and returned to
Rigby, where he farmed until his move in 1936 to Willow Creek
near Vale, Ore. In 1948 he moved to Nampa where he joined his
cousin in starting an automotive repair business. He later
was associated in packing and shipping potatoes and other
produce with Growers Marketing and G&G Produce in Nampa.
Before retiring he sold cars for several Nampa businesses.
He married Lorraine Carson Mosley on Aug. 28, 1949, in
Ontario, Ore., and they made their home in Nampa where they
have resided since.
He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and was an avid walker.
James is survived by his wife of Nampa, a son and
daughter-in-law, J.B. (Jack) and Mary Mosley of Fulton, Mo.; a
daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Vince Steinberger of Boise;
a brother, Rex Gundersen of North Highlands, Calif.; four
sisters, Anna Price or Youngstown, Ohio, Leona Butikofer of
Idaho Falls, Mae Larson of Rcxburg, Goldie Lowder of Rigby and
Eileen Carreir of Mountain Home; a granddaughter and her
husband, Stephanie and Loyal Gibbons of Boise; two grandsons,
Brenton Foster and his friend Kam Hoyer and her daughter
Ashley of Boise, and Benjamin Mosley of Fulton, Mo; two
great-granddaughters, Andrea and Erin Gibbons of Boise; and
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother
and three sisters.