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
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
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
Friends may call from 1 to
9 p.m., Sunday, October 24, 1999 at Persons Funeral Chapel,
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.