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James B. Playfair


James B. Playfair Jr., 53, of Lemhi, Idaho passed away at Steele Memorial Medical Center on Saturday, March 1, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer. James (Jim) B. Playfair was born September 5, 1960 at Larson Air Force Base at Moses Lake, Washington to James Bernard Playfair Sr. and Mable Alma (Seabrandt) Playfair. He graduated from college with two bachelor degrees, one in business management and the other in construction management at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

He met June Larie Mahaffey and on June 9, 1984 they were married. The couple made their home in Lemhi, Idaho. Two children were born to this union: J.B. Playfair III and Laura Playfair.

He was very active with the Leadore Fire Department, Leadore EMTs, Lemhi Grange, Lemhi County Junior Livestock Sale and the Salmon Eagles Lodge.

He is survived by wife June Playfair; children J.B. Playfair III and Laura Playfair, all of Lemhi, Idaho; father James B. Playfair Sr.; and sisters Deborah Playfair and Anna Marie (Curtis) Kenney, all of Chewelah, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mable Alma (Seabrandt) Playfair.

Memorials may be made to Leadore Fire Department, P.O. Box 117, Leadore, Idaho 83465; or Leadore EMTs, P.O. Box 51, Leadore, Idaho 83465.

Arrangements by Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon.

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