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Mari James

October 14, 1937 — July 21, 2022

Mari Burnham James, 84

Mari Burnham James, 84, of Kingston, Idaho, passed away July 21, 2022, surrounded by her beloved husband Gerald and daughter Linda.  She was born October 14, 1937 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mari attended schools in Lincoln.  She was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” James on October 6, 1992 in Emmett, Idaho.  Jerry and Mari moved to the Silver Valley from Emmett and have lived here for thirty years.

Mari was a homemaker.  She had worked for the Department of Health and Social Services in Kent, Washington and had also worked in Food Services in Kent.

Mari loved and enjoyed her family, flowers and was a lover of all animals.  She and Jerry raised chickens, horses, calves and many dogs and cats.

Mari is survived by her beloved family- husband Gerald James of the family home of Kingston; one daughter Linda Miller (Don) of Mossyrock, Washington; grandson Jason Miller (Sarah) of Kingsland, Georgia; great-grandchildren Logen Miller, Katie Miller and Aidan Miller; four step-children Nikki Marten (Frank) of Elko, Nevada, Jennifer Lizer (Richard) of Elko, Nevada, Julie Stathis (Steven) of Emmett, Idaho and Charlene Henson (Steven) of Elko, Nevada; numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.  Mari was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one daughter Connie Foster, two grandchildren Pearl and Joey and two brothers.

Memorial Services will be held and announced at a later date.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Auburn Crest Hospice for their continuous support and assistance during Mari’s journey; Nurses Michelle, LuAnne, Sara, Joy, Social Worker Lori and CNA Amanda.  The family cannot imagine the journey without the support given to Mari and themselves.  God Bless you all!

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