Jim Black, 82

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

James "Jim" F. Black, 82, of Bruneau, died Jan. 18, 2006, at a local hospital.

At his request, no services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

He was born in Bruneau on March 26, 1923, to Errol F. and Anna (Gray) Black.

Jim attended grade school in Bruneau and graduated from Bruneau High School in the class of 1941. He attended welding school in Weiser and upon graduation was employed as a welder for a ship yard in Portland, Ore.

In 1943 he was drafted into the Army and did his basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He served his Army duty in Greenland building refueling stations for the Army engineers.

He spent several years in Canada employed as a pipeline welder.

He met and married Gertrude "Gert" Denzler while in Canada and together they returned to the Bruneau Valley where they farmed for several years, retiring in 2002.

Jim was well known for his talented welding ability, his family noted.

Jim is survived by: his wife, Gert, of Bruneau; a step-son, Kurt, and his wife, Ann; two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, all of Canada; his sister, Bonnie, and her husband, Ray Colyer, of Bruneau, three nieces, two nephews and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, and his brother, John.