Jim Fuquay

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

James "Jim" Clement Fuquay, 87, of Oreana, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at a care center in Mountain Home.

Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 17, at Riverside Cemetery in Grand View. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Jim was born Aug. 5, 1921, in San Diego, Calif., the oldest child of James Currier Fuquay and Genevieve Cecelia Davies.

Jim grew up in Boulevard, Calif., graduating from Mountain Empire High School in nearby Campo, Calif. He attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., returning home after his father's death to run the family ranch in Boulevard with his mother.

Jim married Wanda Kirk Highly on January 30, 1961, in Montrose, Colo. They have three children, Stephen, John and Megan.

Jim was a lifelong rancher, running the family ranch in Boulevard until 1977, when he decided to leave California. He bought a ranch in Oreana and operated ranches in Oreana and Leadore, Idaho, eventually settling on the ranch in Oreana. While running the ranches, he and Wanda also owned and operated a mobile home park in Brawley, Calif.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and shared his expertise in those areas with many friends and relatives. He was helpful to his friends and neighbors and enjoyed his associations with them, especially after Wanda died. He thought every child should raise a sheep and he supplied the lambs to many local children.

He is survived by: his children, Steve and Kris Fuquay of Salt Lake City, Utah; John Fuquay of Oreana; and Megan and Bill Silvers of Mission Viejo, Calif.; eight grandchildren and two-and-a-half great-grandsons.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda, and a brother, John.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jim's name can be made to the Rimrock Senior Center, Grand View, ID 83624.