James Clayton

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Year Born: 1933
Year Died: 2007

Jim Clayton went to his rest Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Jim had been battling cancer for the past year.He was born July 28, 1933, in Montello, Nev. He grew up in Buhl, Idaho. In first grade he met the love of his life, Shirley. They married on Aug. 8, 1954, and had two children, Steve Clayton of Twin Falls and Linda Mitchell of Coeur d’ Alene.Jim attended the University of Idaho where he received his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, and went on to work almost his entire career with the Idaho Transportation Department. He began his career in Burley, and eventually moved to Lewiston in 1973, where he was promoted to District Engineer, a position he enjoyed until his retirement in 1993. Jim was very well respected by all the people he encountered during his career. Jim loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman all of his life. He spent thousands of hours in his boat with friends and family, and loved nothing more than bringing home a big steelhead or a limit of bass. He also enjoyed trap shooting, and was active in the Lewiston Gun Club.He was a loving, caring and generous husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a great sense of humor and love for life. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his wife, Shirley; his son, Steve; his daughter, Linda; his daughter-in-law, Jeanine; his son-in-law, John; and his four grandchildren, Annie Clayton, and Melissa, Molly and Andy Mitchell.