Edward Raymond Jennings
April 11, 1925 ~ December 25, 2012
December 28, 2012
Raymond Jennings, 87, passed away on December
25, 2012, at his residence in Bothell,
Washington. A memorial service is being planned
in the spring, with burial to follow at
Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry.
He was born on April 11, 1925, in Wheatland,
Wyoming, to Ed and Virginia (Jennings) Mullen.
Ed grew up in Denver, Colorado, and was raised
by his grandmother, Anna L. “Mom” Jennings.
He graduated from South High School in Denver in
1943. After high school he immediately joined
the U.S. Navy, was trained as a diesel mechanic
and served in the Asian Pacific on the USS PCE
(R) 851 through the end of the war. After being
honorably discharged at the end of 1945, he
returned to Denver, where he pursued his career
as a diesel mechanic and spent most of his time
in Denver working for Cummins and specializing
as a rebuild mechanic for more than 20 years.
Ed married Maxine in 1952 in Englewood,
Colorado, and they were happily married for 35
years. In his time in Denver, he was a Mason,
and a Shriner, participating with his Harley
Davidson as part of the motorcycle patrol. He
loved to get away to go fishing at Williams Fork
After moving the family to Bonners Ferry in
1973, he owned and operated his own diesel
repair shop, Valley Repar, in District 2, for
fifteen years. In northern Idaho, he took full
advantage of the abundance of options to go
fishing in the many lakes and streams.
Ed is survived by his children, Ed Jennings,
Bothell, Washington, and Patti Nicholson,
Sandpoint; five grandchildren, Erika, Kirsten,
Brad, James and Rachel; two great grandchildren,
Gage and Henry; and many nieces, nephews and
Ed was preceded in death by “Mom” Jennings, his
wife Maxine, and his beloved sister, Viola.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial
donations be made in his memory to Shriners
Hospitals for Children or Ronald McDonald House
Charities, both in Spokane.