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Information for James Leroy Peck
11 June, 1905 - 18 August, 1983
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
August, 1983

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J. L. Peck
  Services for J. L. Peck, 78, 737 Beachwood St., Eagle, who died Thursday, Aug. 18, in a Boise hospital following an illness, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Alden-Waggoner Chapel, Boise, with the Rev. Benny C. Boling, Boise First Christian Church, officiating.
    Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, with fraternal rites by Ashland Masonic Lodge 19, AF&AM of Nampa.
    He was born June 11, 1905, in Lund, Ida., and grew up and attended schools in Rockland and Pocatello.  He married Opal Bright in American Falls March 11, 1926.  She died June 5, 1965.  He later married Faye H. Pulley, Oct. 30; 1965, in Carson City, Nev.  He founded the Shield Seed Company in Nampa in 1943.  In 1952, he affiliated with Sunland Industries and moved to Fresno, Calif.  He later joined the seed division of F.M.C. corporation out of Modesto, Calif.
    He and Mrs. Peck returned to Idaho in May of 1981, and have resided in Eagle since that time.  He was a past president of the California Seed Association, was a member of Ashland Lodge 90, AF&AM, a member of El Korah Temple Shrine of Boise, the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Nampa Shrine Club, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Optimist Club of Fort Boise, and was a past Toparch of Sciots Pyramid No. 15 of Modesto, Calif.
    He is survived by his wife of Eagle; one son, Dale Peck of Walla Walla, Wash., one daughter, Mrs. William D. (Nadine) Hale of Cascade; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Thomas (Karen) Zenor of Meridian; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.
    Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise.

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