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Jesse Graham

Jesse Graham

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Jesse Graham, of Boise, Idaho, who passed away at the age of 86, on September 12, 2019.

Jesse was born in Greenwood, Missouri in 1933 to Jesse and Gordie Graham. He was predeceased by his parents, Jesse and Gordie Graham and his brother, Bob Graham.

He is survived by his wife Bessie Graham, his children, Rebecca Haas (and husband, Johnathan), Dale Graham, Brian Graham (and wife, Elizabeth) his grandchildren, Courtney, Lindsey, Alyssa, Brian, and great-grandaughter Kauai. Also, by his brother, Benjamin Graham (and his wife, Susan) of Imperial, California and sister, Sharon Hudson, of Jacksonville, North Carolina. He also leaves nine nieces, five nephews, plus cousins and many friends. He will be deeply missed.

He married the love of his life, Bessie Harvkey in 1951. The newlyweds moved to El Centro, California in 1952 to work for Interstate Brands Corporation. In 1974, he had a job transfer to Littleton, Colorado. In 1981, he was transferred to Boise, Idaho as Chief Engineer for Interstate Brands Corporation (Eddie’s Bakery). He worked for Interstate Brands Corporation for 46 years and retired in 1998.

Jesse loved camping and spent many summers with Bessie, his children, his parents and in-laws in Albee Creek, California and Buffalo Creek, Colorado and traveling the Southwest and Northwest.

Jesse enjoyed woodworking, and spending time with his grandkids. He was known as “Mr. Fix-it” in our family. Anything we needed built or repaired he could do it!.

His craftsmanship was known in the church. He donated many hours on projects that involved building or repairs and he participated in special holiday church pageants. He was also an usher for several years.

A celebration of his life will be held at Cloverdale Church of God, 3755 South Cloverdale Road, Boise, on Wednesday, September 18th at 2:00 pm.

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