James Herbert Bolen was born in Montpelier Idaho on February 21, 1926, to James and Mable Kelsey Bolen.
James joined the Navy in 1943. He retired from UTA after 35 years, and worked for SLC school district for 20 years. He was an Active member of the LDS church.
Survived by his wife Renate of 36 years; 8 children, Cherry, Everett, Cindy, Robert (Sabrina), Jimmy, Thomas, Katherine (Royce) and Scott; 4 step-children, John, Jim, Jeff, and Jerry (Tori); 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grand children.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm at the Draper 7th ward, 12353 S, 600 E. A viewing will be held at 10:00 am at the same location. Interment will be at 1:00 pm, February 6, 2013 at the Paris Idaho Cemetery.