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Information for James Landes Dutro

31 March, 1907 - 24 January, 1985

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1985

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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James Dutro

    Services for James L. Dutro, 77, Nampa, who died Thursday, Jan. 24, in a Nampa nursing home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Dwight Steele, pastor of the Caldwell First Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Dick Shaw, associate pastor of the church.  Interment will follow in the Parma Cemetery.
    Mr. Dutro was born on March 31, 1907, in Brooklyn, Iowa, to Samuel and Mary Hulse Dutro.  At a young age he moved with his family to Colorado and later to Orofino.  They then moved to Notus, where he completed his education.
    He later moved to Nampa and in 1928 went to work for the Pacific Fruit Express Shops there.  He married Edna Wilson on July 5, 1930, in Nampa.  He retired from the railroad in 1973.  Edna died on March 20, 1978.  He then married Docia Knapp on April 27, 1978 in Coeur d'Alene and they had resided in Nampa since.
    Mr. Dutro attended the Caldwell First Baptist Church and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen of America.
    He is sruvied (sic) by his wife of Nampa; four daughters, Vicki Chynowith of Boise, Virginia Craig of Grants Pass, Ore., Peggy Dofflemeyer of Porterville, Calif., and Debbi Gallentine of Fairfield, Calif.; two sons, Alfred A. Knapp of Middleton and Henry A. Knapp, Nampa; three sisters, Catherine McFarland of Nampa, Mildred Cobble of Nampa, and Dorothy Nilio, Kennewick, Wash.; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his first wife, Mr. Dutro was preceded in death by one brother and six sisters.

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