James Self (1926 - 2017)

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James Otis Self
February 25, 1926 - July 11, 2017
James Otis Self (Jim) went to be with his Lord and Savior July 11, 2017 after a short illness.
Jim was the 11th of 12 children born to James Otis Sr and Maude Roe Self on February 25, 1926 in Pierre, South Dakota. The family soon moved back to Granola, Ks., birthplace of all 11 of Jim's siblings.
While a teenager, Jim moved with his parents to Wallace, Id. They later settled in Post Falls. Jim worked for Safeway in the produce department until he went into the Army. He served as a supply sergeant in Korea from 1951-1952. After Jim was discharged he returned to Idaho and worked with his dad on the dairy farm.
Jim married Lenore Vedder Jones and they later divorced. They moved to the Nampa area where Jim held several different jobs. He worked at Karcher Ranch Mkt, sold real estate and worked for the Caldwell School District in lawn maintenance.
Jim was a member of the Odd Fellows for many years. He originally joined the Samaritan Lodge in Kellogg, Id in 1947. Jim later joined the Parma Lodge 55, Wilder Lodge 137 and last was Nampa lodge 40. Jim served as a secretary and was the Grand Master from 1996-1997. He also belonged to the Rebekah Pansy Lodge 137. Jim was very proud to be a member of these organizations.
Uncle Jim lived a long full life with the only regret being he never had children of his own. Uncle Jim dearly loved his step-granddaughter Sheila Jones Winner of CA. and his numerous nieces and nephews. We love and miss you Uncle Jim.
A memorial service will be held for Jim at the Idaho State Veterans Home 320 N Collins Rd., Boise ID, 83702

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on July 26, 2017