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For the week of December 20 through 26, 2000

Memorial service is set for Hemingway

Express Staff Writer

Friends and family of Jack Hemingway plan to hold a public memorial service for the deceased outdoorsman at the end of the month at the Sun Valley Lodge.

Hemingway, 77, first son of author Ernest Hemingway, died Dec. 2 in a New York hospital due to complications following heart surgery there.

On Saturday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. about 1,000 people are expected to gather to pay their respects and to hear eulogies from Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, actor Adam West, sportscaster Tim Ryan and retired Idaho Nature Conservancy director Guy Bonnivier.

Hemingway’s widow, Angela, also is scheduled to give a short speech. His brother Patrick and daughter Mariel may also speak.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Nature Conservancy and the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation plan to create either a physical memorial for Hemingway or a habitat restoration endowment in his name. They hope to announce details of the project at the memorial service.

Hemingway’s family already held services in New York on Dec. 9. The family plans to hold a private reception immediately after the public service here.

Writer and IDFG television producer Sue Nass, who has been helping organize the Dec. 30 event, said Hemingway’s body will be cremated and his ashes will be divided and spread at the Silver Creek Preserve, buried near his father’s grave north of Ketchum and kept by his widow, Angela, and daughter, Mariel.


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