James Kenneth "Jim" Uren (1940 - 2015)

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Jim Uren was most at home in the mountains and on the lakes of Idaho. His irrepressible smile and ever present jokes happily infected everyone around him. Jim never met a stranger and would help anyone in need. He left us on the 4th of July, and we celebrate the life he lived.
James Kenneth Uren was born Dec. 14, 1940, in DuBois, and died July 4, 2015, in Boise, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents Merle and Alice Uren and his wife LaVerne Uren.
He is survived by his wife, Marilee Uren; sister, Carol (Jim) Oswalt; children: Mechelle (Mike) Rourke, Steven and Julie Downer; grandchildren Jacob and Megan Rourke; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Jim served in the U.S. Air Force and moved to California as a young man. He earned his bachelor's degree from Cal State while he was in the Air Force and began work for the telephone company. The family moved to Boise in 1972 where Jim worked for Mountain Bell and AT&T.
Other than his devotion to family and unrelenting sense of humor, Jim's most defining trait was his love for the outdoors. Whether fishing, hunting, or searching for Indian artifacts, he was at home in the wilderness. The reality of his exploits almost lived up to his wildly entertaining stories. Jim spent the last few years of his life happily exploring with Marilee.
The Celebration of Life was held at Summers Funeral Home in Meridian on Wednesday, July 8. Memorial donations can be made to the .
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Jim's webpage at www.summersfuneral.com.
Published in The Courier Express from July 9 to July 10, 2015
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