April 11, 1939 – February 27, 2018
James Field Egbert, the son of Arthur James and Blanche Robinson Egbert, was born April 11, 1939 in Nampa Idaho. February 27, 2018. Jim, now 78 years old, was called by our Lord and Savior, to join his parents and family waiting with open arms in paradise. His constant physical challenges are now gone and he is running swiftly through the fields of glory, his lifelong dream.
Art and Blanche Egbert were blessed with their only child James Field Egbert, who they nicknamed Jimmy, then Jim while growing up. The family moved to Twin Falls in 1950. Jim made lifelong memories with many close school friends and co-workers. He loved to share and enjoy their best stories at alumni and employment gatherings. He graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1958.
Jim attended Idaho State College, now known as Idaho State University, in Pocatello Idaho. He earned an Electronics Technician degree, which led to 8 years as the Supervisor for the National Weather Service, which is attached to the Department of Energy at the Nevada Test Site.
Jim moved himself and two children, Tama and Derek, to Pocatello Idaho, 6 years after his first wife, Linda Stirling Egbert, passed away. He farmed in Pocatello for a short time, then reapplied for employment with the US Government. He was hired by the FAA In 1975 as an Electronic Technician. He maintained microwave systems and electronic equipment at the air traffic control towers in Pocatello Idaho and later at Joslin Field in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Jim and his soul mate, Janis Higbee Ure, had a whirlwind courtship, then married in 1976 in Pocatello Idaho. They moved to Kimberly Idaho where they enjoyed raising their six children. The “Brady Bunch” adventure blended their children: Tama Marie and Derek James Egbert, Corey, Brandon Shane, Miranda “Mandy” Rae Ure, and Justin Kyle Egbert. Their dad was their loudest, most vocal cheering squad!! No matter the sport, activity, or the educational challenge, he was their leader, and super enthusiastic supporter. The children brought many friends home for Jim’s famous breakfasts. They believed he was the best egg cook around. He loved these special moments. Their laughter, stories, and experiences were a way to stay close and connected to their lives.
Jim is survived by his wife, Janis of 42 years, 6 beautiful, strong, wonderful children named above,
Tama’s husband Chris—Corey’s wife Cheri—Brandon’s wife Robyn – Mandy’s Michael, and Justin’s Shayla.
Jim’s other greatest blessings and loves of his life are these 18 grandchildren:
Tama’s: Trent, Talia & Joshua – Corey’s: Brock, Brittany & Zachary—Brandon’s: Elliott, Noah, & Beau Mandy’s: Teron & Guylar – Justin’s: Kyleigh, Mason, Riley, Aydan, Dillon, Ryanne, and Gideon
2 Great-Grandchildren: Tristyn and Ethan Ryder
First cousins, Edwina Robinson Stowe, Nola Robinson, Geraldine Nanz Draper, William Francis Robinson, Jean Callen Egbert.
He is preceded in death by his parents, close first cousin Mary Nanz Keith, little cousin James Edmond Robinson, several aunts and uncles. His faithful devoted dogs, Zero and Mariah.
Please know your visit, phone call, personal message, food, flowers, & support have been our rock at this most difficult time. So much express appreciation to those holding my family member when they leave my home. Please help them process their loss and reassure them and yourself, the love given to this man, was returned and is everlasting.
A private family memorial will be held in the spring to celebrate our precious loving Husband, Father,
Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Cousin, and Friend.