James Jennings

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James P. Jennings, 82, Lewiston, Friday, October 11, 2002

James (Jim) P. Jennings, 82, a retired Lewiston school teacher, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

James was born March 24, 1920, in Elk River to James and F. Alice Kenoyer Jennings. While attending junior high school in LaGrande, Ore., he won the Oregon Golden Gloves. Following graduation from Clarkston High School in 1939, Jim attended Washington State University on a boxing scholarship.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1942, attending Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Ga.

He participated in D-Day landings and the European Theater. After his discharge from the Army, he volunteered again from 1952 to 1953 and saw action in Korea.

He was discharged at Christmas1953. He earned a Purple Heart and three Oak Leaf Clusters in the European Theater. He served as captain in the Army Reserve from 1951 to 1956.

He married Bertha Gail Radermacher April 18, 1946, in Colfax.

He graduated in 1951 from the University of Idaho with a bachelor of arts degree in education and earned a master's of education in 1954. From 1954 to 1955 he taught school in Colfax. He taught in the Lewiston School District from 1955 until his retirement, working at the "Old Junior High," Sacajawea Junior High, and Lewiston High School.

Jim was a member of the Nez Perce No. 10 Masonic Lodge, York Rite, Calam Shriners, the Lewiston Education Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irma Jennings and Vada Blacker; two brothers, Clelland and Don Jennings; a son, James C. Jennings; and two daughters, Stephanie Ann May and Kathy Lee Jennings.

Survivors include his wife, Gail, at the family home in Lewiston; daughter Deborah Roberts of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The viewing will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. today at Mal- colm's Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel in Lewiston.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nativity, Episcopal, in Lewiston with the Rev. Mark Butler officiating.

Burial will follow at the Moscow City Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Church of the Nativity, Episcopal, 731 Eighth St., Lewiston 83501, or to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472.

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