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James Owen Brokaw, Sr.


February 6, 2019

Feb. 23, 1937 – Feb. 2, 2019

Jim was born to Peter Bryant Brokaw and Clara Elizabeth Lefever Brokaw. His siblings were twin sisters Roberta Joan and Barbara Jean, Peggy Beth (Nielsen), triplets Myrtle Louise (Gustafson), George Harry and Peter Bryant Brokaw, and Catherine Ann Brokaw.

Jim grew up in Goldendale. In 1955 he joined the Air Force and honorably served for four years.

In 1958 he met and married MaryLou Wear. They were married July 28, 1958, in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and they were married for 61 and a half years.

Jim and MaryLou had three children: James, Jr., Gordon Scott, and Angela Brokaw.

Jim worked many jobs in his lifetime. He helped with farm work, he logged for seven yea...

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