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,
Interment with military graveside rites by the War
Eagle Barracks 459 Veterans of WWI, will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial
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
with the 12th Balloon Company.
married Gertrude M. Folk on Nov. 3, 1917, in
Omaha, Neb. They
lived there until 1922 when they moved to
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
His wife died Oct.
20, 1976. He married
Julia Newman in November of 1981 at Nampa,
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
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.
was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain States
151 E. Bannock St., Boise,
83702, or flowers may be sent.