James Raymond Flory, 77

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James (Jim) Raymond Flory passed away Sept. 23, 2019.

There will be a private family service to be held at Porthill, Idaho cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved parents Alvin and Janita Flory.

Jim was born Jan. 10, 1942 to Alvin and Janita Flory in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Jim was the second of four children. He was raised in the mountains surrounding Bonners Ferry, spending summers of his young years at Snyder Guard Station where his father worked for the Forest Service training fire crews.

Jimís love for the outdoors continued throughout his life. He hunted the woods of Idaho, including helping his father pack elk hunters up Cayuse Creek for many years.

He served in the National Guard in Idaho and also worked for the Forest Service in Trout Creek, Montana. He spent a short time in Seattle, Washington where he drove tanker delivering to gas stations. Jim also loved to fish and spend time in Northern Idaho, and in his later years fishing and camping with his wife around the lakes and streams in Western Montana.

Jim loved his job driving logging truck and took great pride in keeping his truck clean inside and out. He worked for RPJ Trucking in Plains, Montana until his retirement.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Janita Flory, and a beloved niece, Sarah Dudley.

Jim is survived by his wife of 22 years, Susan Flory of Plains, Montana; sisters Carol Christensen of Plains, Montana; Laurel Christopher of Osburn, Idaho; and Sue (John) Lozier of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Daughter Tammy Heeres of Garden, Michigan; son, Tim (Julie) Flory of Caldwell, Idaho; grandchildren, Dustin Flory and Jessica Flory of Traverse City, Michigan; Samantha Flory and Kyle Flory of Boise, Idaho; Dillion and Adam Flory of Caldwell, Idaho; stepchildren, Laura (Ron) Renz of Moffit, North Dakota; Cindy (John) Mielke of Plains, Montana; Gary Lammert of Plains, Montana; stepgrandchildren Ryan Beller, Justin Mielke, Lyla Lammert, Kasey (Joe) Schoof and Amanda Lammert; step-great-grandchildren, Davan, Addyson, Riley, Branson, Mya and Keira and his beloved cat Polly. Jim also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces that he loved very much.

Jim spent the last days of his life at home surrounded by family who loved him.

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