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Information for James Monroe Penny

7 December 1912 - 15 September 1984

From the Caldwell News-Tribune

September 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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James Penny
    Services for James Monroe Penny, 71, of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Sept. 15, in a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zion Lutheran Church, 404 Nectarine St., Nampa.
   The Rev. David Schmidt will officiate, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Penny, a retired accountant, was born Dec. 7, 1912, at Quinaby, Ore., a son of Joe B. and Rissia Rogers Penny.  He moved to Oklahoma where he attended grade school and high school. In 1929 he moved to Salem, Ore., where he graduated from high school. Mr. Penny served in the U.S. Army 10th Field Artillery at Fort Lewis, Wash., from 1933 to 1936. He moved to Idaho in 1936 where he farmed in the Huston com-munity. He married Ethel Bruck on July 20, 1941, at Nampa. They owned and operated Penny's Accounting Service in Caldwell from 1951 to 1973 when they retired. They also owned nursing homes in Caldwell, Nampa and Emmett from 1965 until 1970. Mrs. Penny died Oct. 18, 1979, at Caldwell. Mr. Penny moved to the Caldwell Care Center on Sept. 12, 1984. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Nampa, the Lutheran Laymen's League, and the Caldwell Exchange Club.
    He was an avid supporter of the Caldwell Little Britches Rodeo.
    He is survived by two sisters, Thelma Lane of Shawnee, Okla., and Lois Clark of Loma Linda, Calif.; a brother, Roger Penny of Nampa; and several nieces and nephews.
    His parents and a sister preceded him in death.
    Friends may call today from 1 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell; also Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of services at the Zion Lutheran Church in Nampa.

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