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James Harold Kroll
November 19, 1934 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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James Harold Kroll was born November 19, 1934, in Pocatello, Idaho to his parents Robert Kroll and Etta Martindale Kroll.
His mother divorced and remarried and his early years were spent in Mount Pleasant, Utah, then his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he attended school. He went into the Navy at 20 years old in 1954 and served for 20 years. The first four years on Navy destroyers and the remaining in the submarine service, making 9 patrols on Polaris missile boats. He spent three years as an instructor in Navy School.
After retirement in 1973, he worked in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. After retirement from the shipyard, he and his wife moved to Port Angeles, Washington.
James married Callie E. Yates on August 28, 1958, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is father to James Matthew (Toni), of Manhattan, Kansas, daughters Cindy Grauer, of Seabeck, Washington, Heide Slagle (Lue), of New Plymouth, Idaho, Heather Fry (Aaron), of Sweet Home, Oregon, Jason Nathaniel (deceased). There are 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is survived by brothers Trent and Frank Kroll of Fallon, Nevada and sister Kate Mood of Carlsbad, California, His brothers Ronald, Lee and Ralph Ericksen and sisters Shirley Robertson and Karen Bane predeceased him.
He was actively involved in Boy Scouts of America, Amateur radio operator, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, holding many callings, and an Ordinance worker in the Seattle Temple.
There will bee a Memorial Service on January 19th, 2024 at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Port Angeles, WA .