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 James Early McFarland

James Early McFarland

Birth
Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Death 11 Sep 2006 (aged 51)
Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Burial Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Plot Old Sect 97 Grave 3
Memorial ID 91170967 · View Source
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James Early McFarland (Jim or Mac to his many friends), passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Monday, September 11, 2006.

Jim was born August 2, 1955 in Coeur d'Alene to William D. and Anna Marie (Desilet) McFarland. He attended St. Thomas School and the IHM Academy, then graduated from Coeur d'Alene High in 1973. In 1981 he married Helen Torgerson. This last July they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They had two children, Jared in 1982 and Kelly in 1985, of whom he was deeply proud.

Jim spent his whole life working in the telecommunications industry, ever expanding his skill and knowledge. His career began in Coeur d'Alene, working with his friend Lohman Catron, then working for Interior Telephone Company in Alaska at the time of his marriage, then later for Siemens in Portland, OR. Following his move back to Coeur d'Alene in 1988, he had his own business for several years, followed by employment with Phones Plus. Lastly, he enjoyed eight years working for Hagadone Hospitality.

Jim knew how to enjoy life, whether it was hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing or just spending time at the cabin. He never once shrank from a challenge.

Jim is survived by his wife Helen, son Jared, daughter Kelly, his father William D. McFarland, sister Kathy Dobner, and brothers Tom, Steve and Chris McFarland. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie McFarland in 1973, brother John in 1995, and brother Bill in 1998. Jim's life was a success by any measure, but most of all by the fact that he was loved by so many.

The family wishes to extend their deep gratitude to Dr. Haluk Tezcan and staff, Hospice, and the employees in the KMC Circle of Life. There will be visitation at Yates Funeral Home Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:30, and funeral service will be at St. Thomas Catholic Church Saturday at 3:00, followed by a gathering at 6648 E. Maplewood, Coeur d'Alene. We encourage friends to share photos and memories. Donations preferred to Hospice of North Idaho.


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  • Created by: Bill Kapaun
  • Added: 1 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91170967
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Early McFarland (2 Aug 1955–11 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91170967, citing Saint Thomas Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Bill Kapaun (contributor 47698263) .