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Information for Raymond J. Kenneda

12 May, 1923 - 3 September, 1994

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

5 September, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Raymond Kenneda

    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, Nampa.
    Jim 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 Theater.
    He moved to Nampa in 1948 to attend Nampa Nazarene College.  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 Boise College.
    Jim 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 Lumber.
    Jim was instrumental in establishing the EMT program for Nampa.  He and other firemen bought the first EMT vehicle and did much of the modification to it with donations from various Nampa civic groups.
    He was a member of the Karcher Nazarene Church, Nampa VFW, NRA and the American Legion.
    He will be remembered as a loving husband and father.
    He 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 great-granddaughters.
    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.

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