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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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HOMEPAGE

 

James Asher Easteppe
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    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 Lodges.    
     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.