JAMES "JIM" LEE WALDFebruary 9, 1950 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 67)
James “Jim” Lee Wald: 1950 - 2018
Jim fought the good fight and ran the race with endurance. On January 7, 2018 after a yearlong battle with cancer, Jim re-joined his father and mother in Heaven to build mansions for those that follow. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and ingenious prankster. He died surrounded by a family that loved him and laughed with him. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Brenda, his children Roy and Allena and grandchildren Jaimie, Austin, Kasyn, Jacy and Justin. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday January 20, 2018 at the Retreat at Silvercloud, 8448 West Limelight St, Boise, Id.
Jim was ushered into this world on February 9, 1950. His proud parents joyfully announced Mortarless Block Company’s New Plant Superintendent. Jim fulfilled this destiny. At the young age of 22, following his father’s death, Jim inherited Mortarless Block and continued the Wald legacy of tilt-up buildings in Albany, Oregon. In 1982 Jim sold the construction company to Owens Corning and joined them as a Construction Manager. He moved to Chehalis, Washington where he met and married Brenda. In 1992 Jim and Brenda moved the family to her home town of Boise, Idaho, where he and his son Roy started a siding business. In 1995 Jim went to work for Micron as a Construction Manager and retired after 15 years. Jim, who could never sit still, enjoyed retirement by completing long overdue “honey-dos” for Brenda, helping his son Roy with the siding business, and caring for his family of cats in his man cave.
Jim will always be remembered for his generous heart, mischievous pranks, and delightful sense of humor. When someone needed help, there was never a job too big or too little for Jim to tackle. He was exceptionally devoted to his wife and children and thought the world revolved around his grandchildren. Jim’s pranks are legendary, ranging from the small; like hiding holiday pies in the laundry basket, to grand; like borrowing a cherry-picker truck and covering his high school’s flag pole with tires. To the very end Jim maintained his sense of humor and often had his family, the nurses, and the other patients laughing, even as he received chemo treatments. Jim will be sorely missed by all who love life and love to laugh.