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Information for James R. Dawson
20 October, 1907 25 January, 1994
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
30 January, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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J. R. Dawson

     James R. Dawson, 32, of Middleton died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 1990, at home due to a sudden illness. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 1991, at the First Christian Church, Caldwell.
     The Rev. Doug Collins of the Star Christian Church will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Middleton Cemetery, Middleton. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     J.R. was born Aug. 21, 1958, at Grangeville, Idaho, the son of Ralph and Georgia Dawson. He was raised in the Grangeville area and attended school at Riggins. He joined the Idaho Army National Gauard Feb. 25, 1976, at Grangeville. He was the commanding officer of Company C, 1-183rd Aviation Battalion, (atk  Hel) at the time of his death. He married Lucia M. Lammers, Sept. 3, 1988, at Caldwell.  Shortly thereafter they attended military schooling in the South and East and later returned to make their home in the Middleton area.
     J.R. owned and operated several businesses including farming, timber products and construction companies. He attended BSU; Embry Riddle University and was attending Command and General Staff College at Boise. His military awards include the Senior Army Aviator Rating, Army Commendation Award and Achievement Award.
     He enjoyed being a helicopter pilot and was pursuing his fixed wing ratings. He liked being in the woods and driving trucks and heavy equipment. He enjoyed  being a family man and will be remembered for the loving, caring, hard-working man he was.
     Survivors include his wife, Lucia of Middleton; three children from a previous marriage, Elaina, Raymond and Peter, all of Emmett; his parents, Ralph and Georgia Dawson of Sleight Creek, Idaho; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Melva Dawson of Colville, Wash.; a sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Bert Teats of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews.

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