Information for James Earl McIndoo
2 August, 1922 - 20 October, 1999
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1999
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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James Earl McIndoo

    James Earl McIndoo, 77, of Nampa, died Wednesday, October, 20, 1999 at a Nampa care center.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 25, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church of Nampa.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 1999 at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    James was born on August 2, 1922 at Esbon, Kansas to Lemuel Earl and Lela Hazel Waite McIndoo.  He later moved with his family to Bostwick, Nebraska where they farmed until the Dust Bowl forced them to move.  They moved to Idaho in August of 1936.  James graduated from Nampa High School in 1940.  He attended Business school for one year in Nampa before joining the Navy.  He served as Yeoman First Class during World War II.  After leaving the Navy, he became a master craftsman.  He worked many years as a Union carpenter.  On June 19, 1953, he married Viola Fothergill in Nampa.  Their marriage was blessed with a son and a daughter.
    James enjoyed gardening, woodworking, photography, camping, and was a self-taught pianist.  He also loved to travel.  James and Viola traveled extensively throught Europe in his later years.  He also enjoyed traveling the United States and has photographs of all fifty state capitals.
    James was the type of person who would be there if you needed him to do anything.  He was known for his sense of humor, and was known around the community as "Barely".  When asked how he was doing he would reply "Barely".
    He was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Nampa.  He volunteered on numerous occasions for the church.  He was a member of the Carpenter's Local 635 and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Homes.  He also volunteered his time playing piano at several of the care centers in the area and volunteered with the building of Centennial Golf Course.
    Survivors include his wife, Viola; a son, Keith and Gail of Boise; a daughter, Kris and Russ Clemetns of Nampa; a brother, Dean and Joe Ann McIndoo of Nampa; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Don E. McIndoo.
    Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m., Sunday, October 24, 1999 at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made in James' name to the Alzheimer's Association, Boise/Treasure Valley Chapeter, at 4696 Overland Rd. #482, Boise, Idaho 83705.
    The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Nampa Care Center for their T.L.C. and support.


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