James "Jim" Leroy Marsing Jr., 34, of Glenns Ferry, died Oct. 12, 2007, with his family at his side.
The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Jim was born in Mountain Home, on Feb. 24, 1973, to Jim and Julie Marsing, the youngest of two children. He was raised and schooled in Glenns Ferry.
Jim's first son, Levi Allan Jones, was born in 1990 and has resided with his mother April in Nevada. Jim then met Shawna Arrington of Glenns Ferry and was blessed with his sons, Destry Michael Marsing and James Leroy Marsing III..
Jim moved to Burley in 1993 and went to work for Christ & Sons Construction until his health would no longer allow him to do so. "The people that worked with Jim have said that it was like watching an artist with canvas. He took great pride in his work and it showed," his family said.
In May 1998 Jim met the love of his life and soulmate, Deseray Rasband. Jim loved his wife with all of his heart, his family said, adding that Deseray brought "peace and order to a house filled with boys. She jumped right in and became a great mom for Jim's boys, Destry and James." On Aug. 30, 2000, Deseray and Jim made their family complete when they had a baby girl, Michelle Kay Marsing.
"Jim's greatest accomplishments were his family. He loved every second that he got to spend with them," his family said.
"Jim was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother and will be greatly missed by all of the people that knew him and loved him," his family said, adding that "he and his sister Tina shared a very special bond all through life."
In 2003 Jim lost his best friend, his dad. He then moved his family back to Glenns Ferry to live in the family home where he lived until his death.
Jim is survived by: his wife, Deseray Marsing of Glenns Ferry; his sons, Levi Allan Jones of Nevada, and Destry M. Marsing and James L. Marsing III of Glenns Ferry; his daughter, Michelle K. Marsing of Glenns Ferry; his mother, Julie Marsing of Rupert; one sister, Tina, and her husband, Russell Thompson, of Buhl, several nieces; his grandmother, Josephine, and her husband, Homer West; mother-in-law Tamara Rasband; brother-in-law Bryan Rasband, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Marsing, Sr., and grandparents Virginia Genta, Arch Marsing and Arnold Fritz.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the family of James Marsing at 190 W. Cleveland, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623.