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James F. "Jim" Gunby ( Missoula 1952 )

posted: Nov 25, 2023

Jim, 89, died November 27, 2022. He was born September 6, 1932, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Jim lived in Wyoming and Washington before moving to Idaho where he graduated from Sandpoint H.S. in 1950. He later graduated from the University of Idaho where he studied Animal Husbandry/Agriculture and was an ROTC member. He jumped at Missoula in 1952 and Grangeville in 1953. Jim later earned an M.A. in business from George Washington University.

Jim served in the USAF for 25 years retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1980. He served two tours in Vietnam earning two Silver Stars and seven other medals. He earned another M.A. in finance along the way. After retirement he and his wife, Joan lived in Spokane Valley, Washington, for 43 years.