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James 'Jim' Edward Chubb
September 13, 1941 ~ August 13, 2017
August 18, 2017
James "Jim" Edward Chubb, 75, passed away on August 13, 2017, at Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry.

Jim was born in Sandpoint to William (Bill) and Carol (Borg) Chubb on September 13, 1941.

He was an avid athlete, graduating from Bonners Ferry High School in 1960. He spent one year at NIC, transferring to U of I for two years.

He married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Davis, July 28, 1962. Their daughter, Carisa Holly, was born in Moscow. Their son, James Wayland, was born in Bonners Ferry. Melissa Mae was born in Great Falls, Montana, and finally Cara Marie, who was also born in Bonners Ferry.

After U of I, Jim moved his family to Spokane where he worked a short time for Sneva Construction, The Crescent and then Sears Roebuck. While at Sears he took a Dale Carnegie course, where he excelled, and was asked to join the instructors on future classes.

During one of those classes Jim was offered and accepted a job with Montgomery Ward in Great Falls. While with Montgomery Ward, Jim transferred to the buying office in Los Angeles, but the poor air quality and extensive travel necessitated a transfer back to Great Falls. A position opened in the Portland, Oregon store, where he managed six women’s fashion departments.

In 1974, Jim and his younger brother Marc partnered to open the Coast to Coast hardware store in downtown Bonners Ferry. Jim and Sandi eventually assumed ownership.

He enjoyed serving his community until his retirement in 2002, at which time he developed a thriving tree farm in Moyie Springs. The farm provided opportunity for the family to work together.

The thrill of a life time for Jim was the fall of 2014 when he shot a 48-inch antler spread moose with his son Jim at his side. He loved hunting and fishing, forming many lasting friendships and endearing memories.

Jim lovingly took care of his wife, children and grandchildren. He was the best Dad and to his grandchildren, Papa.

He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Sandi, children Carisa (Mike) McAlister, Jim Chubb, Melissa (Ken) Riesen and Cara (Vern) Guenther, grandchildren Kyle Cox, Kevin and Klarity Riesen, sister Kris (John) Lefebvre, brother Marc Chubb, niece Ketta (Jeff) Everhart, nephew Derek Chubb and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.