Information for James Peter Gundersen

8 June, 1911 - 5 October, 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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James Gundersen

    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.

 


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