Information for James Forest Law, Jr.

7 February, 1898 9 May, 1983

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

May, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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James Law

    Services for James F. Law, 85, of 254 Delaware Ave., Nampa, who died May 9 in a Boise hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with Pastor Brad Kolbo of the Lake Hazel Baptist Church, Boise, officiating.
    Interment with military graveside rites by the War Eagle Barracks 459 Veterans of WWI, will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    He was born Feb. 7, 1898, at Lexington, Mo. At a young age, he moved with his family to Colorado where he was reared and educated.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWI with a tour of duty in France with the 12th Balloon Company.
    He married Gertrude M. Folk on Nov. 3, 1917, in Omaha, Neb.  They lived there until 1922 when they moved to Laramie, Wyo., where he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad.  In 1935 they moved to Blanca, Colo.  Four years later they moved to Idaho.  In 1955 they moved to Nampa to make their home.  He was a truck driver in Colorado and a fruit farmer in Idaho.  His wife died Oct. 20, 1976.  He married Julia Newman in November of 1981 at Nampa,
    He was a member of the American Legion Joseph H. Murray Post 18, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the War Eagle Barracks 459 Veterans of WWI, currently serving as quartermaster.  He was also a past state commander of the Veterans of WWI and had held several other offices in the local and state groups of the Veterans of WWI.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, James A. Law, Boise, and Donald F. Law, Nampa; one daughter, Mrs. K. Louise Ekhoff, Nampa; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
    He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, 151 E. Bannock St., Boise, 83702, or flowers may be sent.


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