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James Kell

February 28, 1927 — January 24, 2015

James Marvin Kell, Jr., 87, of Buhl, Idaho passed away January 24, 2015 at Desert View Care Center in Buhl.

James was born February 28, 1927 in Ferris, Texas to James and Thelma Kell. After he finished high school in Red Oak, Texas James enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served four years being stationed in Fairbanks Alaska. In 1955, he married Lila Mae Evans in Boise, Idaho. Lila later passed away.

In the 1950's James lived in Abilene, Texas. He went to school at the Abilene Christian College and worked for Sears. In the 1960's, he worked at a children's hospital in Paragould, Arkansas. He then moved to Albion, Idaho where he worked at Simplot until his retirement in 1989.

In early 2000's he met Mary Ruth Partin, they were married in 2002 and James moved to Buhl, Idaho. He lived in Buhl at the time of his death.

James' remains will be buried next to his first wife, Lila at the Albion Cemetery. Cremation was under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.

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