James Lavern Surber

James Lavern  Surber

April 20, 1941 ~ September 21, 2022
James Lavern Surber, 81, of Nampa, ID, passed away on Sept. 21, 2022, in a Nampa hospital surrounded by his wife, Janet. He was born in St. Helens, OR, on April 20, 1941, to Robert and Reta Surber.
He grew up in Washougal, WA and graduated from Washougal High School in 1959. Jim went into U.S. Coast Guard and retired as an Aviation Electrician. His second career was with the U.S. Corps of Engineers on the Columbia River powerhouses and then retired out of the Alaska District as an Electrical Engineering Tech. He was very passionate about both his careers. What a lucky guy.
He loved and was very proud of his children. His granddaughter was the shining star in his life.
He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Surber; daughter, Lisa G. Hager; son, Todd J. Surber; granddaughter, Madison E. Hager; son-in-law, Scott Hager; and his Aunt Reba Brennan.
In remembrance a gift of charity to Tunnels to Towers be made in his name. Thank you.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book and full obituary is available at