Raymond "Jim" Kenneda, 71, of Nampa, died Saturday Sept.
3, 1994, at home of cancer. Funeral
services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Karcher Church
of the Nazarene,
Nampa. Rev. Dan Yancey and Rev. Richard
Mark will officiate. Interment
with military rites will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Services are under the
direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel,
was born May 12, 1923 in LaGrande, Oregon,
to Raymond and Olive Rhodes Kenneda and was raised in
LaGrande. He married
Helen DeFries August 27, 1943 in Pendleton, Oregon.
He served three years
in the Army and was in the China, Burma and India
moved to Nampa
in 1948 to attend
In 1951, he joined the
Nampa Fire Department. He
worked 27 years for the fire department, retired, and then
taught fire school throughout Idaho for
enjoyed driving school bus for Vallivue School District.
He especially enjoyed
driving the bus for the special education students.
He also was scout
master for his Boy Scout troop which was sponsored by Lloyd's
Jim was instrumental in establishing the EMT program
He and other firemen
bought the first EMT vehicle and did much of the modification
to it with donations from various Nampa civic groups.
was a member of the Karcher Nazarene Church,
Nampa VFW, NRA and the American Legion.
will be remembered as a loving husband and father.
is survived by his wife, Helen of Nampa; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Teresa Kenneda of Evanston,
Wyoming, and Curtis and Dixie Kenneda of Nampa; a daughter and
son-in-law, Tana and Mike Schlapia of Nampa; five grandsons,
four granddaughters, three great-grandsons, and two
Memorials may be made to the Karcher Church of the Nazarene, W. Karcher Road, and
Middleton Road, Nampa, ID 83651, or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call at Alsip Funeral Chapel today and Tuesday
from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., and the family will greet friends
Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel.