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James L. "Jim" Antram

1943 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
James L. "Jim" Antram Obituary
James "Jim" L. Antram died Nov. 25, 2014.
He was born May 21, 1943 in Sunnyside, Washington to Harold and Marcile Antram. He had the idyllic life of the small town in the 1950s with his cousins and extended family.
He is survived by his wife, Marolynn; sons, Aaron and Jacob; and granddaughters, Lindsey, Elizabeth, Lily, Pyper; and brother, Walt.
Jim graduated from Central Washington State College with a master's in psychology in Ellensburg, Wash. where he met his wife Marolynn. They lived in Yakima, Wash.
Jim was active in the mental health community working as a therapist for the county. He was involved in the development of "The Open Door" (a community house for at risk youth) and managed the first methadone program in Yakima.
The family moved to Pocatello, Idaho where Jim worked at State Hospital South in Blackfoot as unit director for the chronically mentally ill patients. Jim was made Bureau Chief of Mental Health in 1978 and moved to Boise. He eventually returned to State Hospital South where he finished out his career, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed his retirement in Boise with his wife, sons and granddaughters although he truly missed his Blackfoot buddies and their many adventures. He loved camping with the family, fly fishing and doing some traveling. His hobby was researching his family and friends' genealogy. If he knew you, he would plug you in and let you know your family history, often with some surprising results.
The family is hosting a celebration of life/open house at Addie's Restaurant at the corner of Fifth and Main in Boise on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at 5:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to National Alliance on Mental Illness at 4696 W. Overland Rd., Boise, Idaho 83705.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Jim's memorial webpage at www.summersfuneral.com.
Published in The Morning News on Dec. 1, 2014
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