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Information for Jess Pruitt Rainey
26 December 1911 - 26 November 1995
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
28 November 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Jess Rainey

     Jess P. Rainey, 83, of Boise, died Sunday. November 26, 1995, at a Boise hospital of natural causes.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 1995, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Rev. Gary Smith of the Red Rock Christian Church will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Rainey was born December 26, 1911, at Winchester, Kentucky, the son of Major and Eliza Jane Fisher Rainey.  He came to Idaho in 1935 as a Sergeant in the Civilian Conservation Corps based at Lake Lowell.  He married Ruth Fleck February 19, 1938, in Payette.  Mr. Rainey engaged in a long career in the restaurant business in Idaho and Oregon.  In 1953 he opened the Kitty Hawk Restaurant at the Boise Air  Terminal and managed it until his retirement in 1976.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and avidly supported his children and grandchildren in their endeavors.
    Mr. Rainey was a life member of the Pendleton Elk's Lodge and the Red Rock Christian Church.
    He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Boise; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Emily Rainey of Caldwell, Robert and Marilyn Rainey of Silverton, Oregon, and Roger and Susan Rainey of Evergreen, Colorado; a brother, Milton Rainey of N. Carolina; a sister, Ann Asbrock of Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jess Edwin Rainey of Portland, Jallen Carey and her husband, Peter of Portland, Jenette Rainey of Los Angeles, Scott Rainey and his wife, Chris of Caldwell, Stephanie Rainey of Ft. Worth, Texas. Augusta Rainey and Clara Lynne Rainey both of Evergreen Highland, Colorado; two stepgrandchildren, Jeff Lowe and Beth Lowe, both of' Salem, Oregon, and four great-grandchildren. Erin, Tom, Sarah and Andrea Lynne. 
    Mr. Rainey's family suggests that memorials be made to the Red Rock Christian Church Youth Group, 11241 South Roosevelt, Boise, ID 83705, or to the Community House Child Care Center, 575 S. 13th, Boise, ID 83702.
    Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


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