James Arthur Carr

James Arthur Carr

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Death 2009 (aged 73–74)
Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 37765844 · View Source
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James Arthur Carr 1935-2009 James Arthur Carr, 73, of Boise, Idaho entered into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, May 25 after a fervent battle with Prostate Cancer at St. Luke's MSTI Cancer Center. Services will be at Summer's Funeral Home, 1205 W. Bannock, Boise, on Friday, May 29th at 11 a.m. with a luncheon at El Korah Shrine following the service. Burial will be at Dry Creek Cemetery following the luncheon. The family will also host a viewing at Summer's Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. Thursday May 28th. All are welcome and encouraged to join with the family at all events. Jim was born on Dec. 4, 1935 in Boise, Idaho, the oldest of three children, to Frank and Ethel Carr. Jim was truly a Boise native. He attended Boise schools and graduated from Boise High School in 1954. Just over one year out of high school, Jim married the love of his life, Tyke Adams. Jim and Tyke celebrated 50 years of wonderful marriage on July 12th, 2005. Jim was a loving husband and father. He is preceded in death by his parents. Jim is survived by his wife Tyke, his sister Beverly Ball of Middleton, Wisconsin, Terry Carr of Boise, his five children, Mark Carr of Las Vegas, Mikki Carr of Eagle, Kathi Carr of Boise, Cami (Jesse) Ball of Boise, and Karyn (Scott) Basolo of Saugus, Calif. and his Aunt LaDell Jennette of Santa Rosa, Calif. Jim has four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Jim's motto was "Life is good, and the Future looks great." He said when diagnosed with cancer, "If I have helped change the life of one person, it was worth it," and he said just hours before passing, "I'm thankful for the opportunity to live this long, and it's been a great life." He was a dear man and will be mightily missed. Most of his business career was blended within the building materials industry and particularly with the paint and decorating products. He started with a small company, Allied Paint, and then on to Capital Lumber in Boise. Jim then moved to Pasco, Wash. For three years where he managed Dutch Boy Paint. After which, he returned to Boise to work 27 years for Ponderosa Paint Company. He retired as Corporate Operations Manager in July 2000. It has been said, "You can't keep a good man down" and this was true in Jim's life. Jim returned to the work force after three years of retirement as the recorder at El Korah Shrine Temple. As a side career, Jim was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve retiring as a Chief Petty officer after serving for over 33 years. He was blessed to visit many parts of the country and Pacific Islands as a reservist. Jim was Associate Grand Guardian of the State of Idaho Job's Daughters' International. He served as Worshipful Master in the Blue Lodge #2 of Boise. Jim also became very involved with the Order of the Eastern Star as Worthy Patron, five times for Mizpah #6, and on a statewide basis serving in the office of Worthy Grand Patron. He was also recorder for the El Korah Shrine, and he was a member of The Royal Order of Scotland. Jim is thankful for the opportunity to serve alongside the wonderful folks of these organizations. Jim is also thankful for the life changing effects of the Masonic lodge, as he felt that his life was richly redirected to making him the man he had become. Leisure time found Jim and Tyke RVing with their 5th wheel trailer, accompanied by their two dogs, visiting the beautiful and scenic venues of Canada, throughout the western U.S., and of course, all of Idaho. On occasion, Jim, being the son of a photographer, found a bit of time to enjoy digital photography, as well as created many beautiful wooden keepsakes. Jim's final days were enriched by the presence of his entire family and many friends. He was comforted by hymns, Scripture, prayer, and knowing the Blessed Assurance Jesus was his. Jim left this earth listening to the wonderful description of heaven. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer that donations be made to St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute, 100 East Idaho Street, Boise, Idaho 83712 or Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc., 1503 Allena, San Antonio, TX, 78213. The family wishes to express grateful thanks to MSTI for their wonderful care of our beloved Jim over the past four years and particularly Dr. Ron Dorn and Dr. Paul Montgomery and all the incredible staff.
Published in Idaho Statesman on 5/28/2009


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Arthur Carr (1935–2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 37765844, citing Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Peggy (contributor 46945792) .