Information for James Asher Easteppe
23 August, 1929 – 15 June, 1996
From the Idaho Statesman, 18 June, 1996
Contributed by Helen Strine
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James Asher Easteppe
James Asher Easteppe, 66, of
Caldwell died Saturday, June 15, 1996, at his home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
June 19, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with Lodge
Rites by Elks Lodge, BPOE, #1448, Caldwell. Family and friends
are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Jim was born Aug. 23, 1929 at Kuna, a son of McKinley and
Rose Whitmire Easteppe. He was raised and educated in Kuna and
the Caldwell area. He married Vera Jordan in 1950, and they
were later divorced.
Jim was inducted into the U.S. Army in September, 1951,
and served in the Korean War Theater from Nov. 1951 to Jan.
1953. He was discharged in 1953. He worked in road and
building construction, did custom farming, and later operated
the Salmon River Co. Jim retired in 1994, after having been
owner/operator of the Time Out for several years, and a
piscatorial expert forever.
Jim’s love of hunting and fishing was legendary, and he
was fortunate to have pursued that love throughout the United
States, Central America and Europe. If there were fish to be
had he could always come back with his limit.
He was a member of the Caldwell BPOE and Caldwell Eagles
Survivors include his best friend and loving caregiver,
Ruth LeMaster; his son, James A. Easteppe of Baltimore, MD; a
daughter, Janet L. Lembke of Caldwell; a sister, B. Aayrelle
Anderson of Boise; his “special family,” Aileen, Sheila, and
Marilyn; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; and other
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents;
and two brothers, McKinley Jr. “Mac” and Donald E. Easteppe.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation
to the loving friends who have helped care for him in the past
few months—Brenda, Mike, George, Lee, and Jewel, and the many
others who came by daily with comfort and support.
Also our thanks to CWVMC Home Health and Hospice nurses
who have been so kind to Jim and his family.
One of his final wishes was to have memorials in his name
to the Elks Rehabilitation Center, or flowers may be sent.