Obituary of James Brown

James F. “Jim” Brown, 70, of Marsing Area, passed away at a Boise hospital after a stroke on June 27, 2018.

Jim was born on September 2, 1947 in Nampa, Idaho to Willis “Bill” & Lela Brown. He grew up in Nampa and graduated from Nampa High School in 1965. Jim then attended Boise Jr. College Vocational School. After graduating, he joined the US. Navy and served four years, including a year on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War. Jim married Rosemary Scott in December 1968. They were stationed in Brunswick, Georgia before he went overseas.

He was a machinist and foreman at McClure’s Machine Shop for many years, and then started his own fabrication business, J Bar R, until retirement. Jim attended Deer Flat Free Methodist Church, and was a member of the Marsing American Legion and served on the Marsing School Board in the 1990’s

He loved hunting and fishing and the great outdoors. After his retirement, he started a habitat on his ten acres close to Marsing.

Jim was blessed with 3 sons and seven grandchildren whom he loved dearly and they will truly miss him.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Rosemary of 49 years, 3 Sons: Shane (Keri) of Homedale, Scott   (Tami) of Nampa, and Craig (Mysti) of Twin Falls, 7 Grandchildren, a sister Julie of Nampa, several nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Elizabeth Andreason and their families, Whom meant a lot to him. We appreciate the love and support and prayers of our families.

At his request, there will be no services but a celebration of life with family. Jim gave in death as he gave in life; he was and organ, eye and tissue donor. The family suggests memorials be made to: Camp Cascade, Deer Flat Free Methodist Church, 17703 Beet Road, Caldwell, Idaho, 83607.

God saw he was getting tired,

and a cure was not to be,

so He put His arms around him

and whispered, “Come With Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched him suffer,

and watched him fade away.

Although we loved him dearly

we couldn’t make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands put to rest,

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best!