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Information for James Neil Arnold
31 December, 1937
  19 November, 1992
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
22 November, 1992
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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James Arnold

     James Neil Arnold, 54, of Nampa died Thursday, November 19, 1992 near Garden Valley, Idaho of natural causes, while hunting.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 23rd at the Nampa 5th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Sunnyridge Road.  Bishop Jay R. Fuhriman of the ward will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Mr. Arnold was born December, 31, 1937 at Overton, Nevada to Albert Theodor and Zelma Nay Arnold.  At a young age he moved with his family to Nampa where he was reared and educated.  When he was a junior in high school they moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he graduated in 1956.  After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force.  He was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.  On February 22, 1957 he married Betty Anderson in the St. George, Utah L.D.S. Temple and they made their home in Las Vegas.  After he was discharged from the Air Force he worked with the sheriff's office until moving to Nampa in 1966.  He has been employed as a water master for the Nampa-Meridian Irrigation District for the past 20 years.
     Mr. Arnold enjoyed sports.  He coached little league football, basketball and baseball.  In recent years he enjoyed umpiring little league baseball games.  He loved fishing & hunting, the outdoors, art, and spending time with his family.
     He is survived by his wife Betty of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Neil & Jennie of Boise, and Mark & Bobbi of Portland, Oregon; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jamie & Jeffery Lang and Cori & Kenneth Norton all of Kuna and Dana & Dave Jacobs of Boise; a brother Ted Albert of Wyoming; Mother-in-law & Father-in-law Margery & Gottielb (sic) William Busch, and 15 grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, James Neil Arnold, II.
     The family will greet friends at the Alsip Funeral Chapel this evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at the church Monday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.