|Lillie F. Cluff
Lillie Ferrell Cluff, 86, died Thursday, April 8, 1999 at her son’s
home in Bountiful, Utah. She was born April 26, 1912, in Alpine, Utah,
daughter of Benjamin Pierce Ferrell and Mary Elizabeth Mitchell. She attended
schools in Saratoga, Jordan River, Lehi, Provo, and Midway, Utah. She married
Ralph Moyle Cluff on April 20, 1931 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She lived
in Utah until 1947 when she moved to Caldwell, Idaho with Ralph and six
sons. They lived on a dairy farm for 31 years, during which time another
son and daughter were born. She enjoyed being at home and learning the
arts of being a mother and homemaker.
Some of her talents were sewing and cooking. She loved to make crafts
and especially enjoyed crocheting. She was an active member of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many positions in the
Primary, Sunday School, Relief Society, and Mutual programs.
She is survived by six sons and their wives, Ralph and Jolene Cluff
of Bountiful, Utah, Harold and Elaine Cluff of McCall, Idaho, David and
Patricia Cluff, Payette, Idaho, Thomas and Kaylyn Cluff of Boise, Idaho,
Benjamin and Pamela Cluff of Pleasant Grove, Utah and Steven and Patricia
Cluff of Middleton, Idaho; one daughter and her husband, Joy and Steven
Marker of Ogden, Utah; one sister, Hazel Hansen of Middleton, Idaho; one
sister-in-law, Vera Cluff of Lindon, Utah; 55 grandchildren; and 70 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Ferrell Cluff; her parents;
two brothers; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Middleton LDS 4th Ward Chapel,
in Middleton, Idaho, April 17, 1999 at 11 a.m. Family and friends may call
on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alsip Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave.
S., Nampa, Idaho and on Saturday at the church from 10 to10:45 a.m. Interment
will be in the Middleton Cemetery. Utah arrangements were under the direction
of the Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.
Debora ‘Deb’ Wood Boleyn
Debora “Deb” Wood Boleyn, 44 of Boise, daughter of Bill Alan and Gayle
Marion Wood, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 while rock climbing near Nyssa,
Oregon. Graveside memorial services were held today at Cloverdale Memorial
Park, with Chaplain Janine M. Watkins officiating. A reception followed
at the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N. Garrett, Garden
City. Arrangements are by Cloverdale Funeral Home.
Deb was born August 28, 1954, in Medford, Oregon. She went to school
at Notus and graduated from Caldwell High in 1972. She served in the military
from 1973-1976 as a Psychiatric Specialist and Medical Corpsman.
Deb later graduated from BSU in 1979 with an Associate’s Degree in
Nursing. She returned to BSU and graduated summa cum laude in 1989 with
a BS in Criminal Justice. She earned that degree while working full time
as a nurse. She worked as a certified nurse in psychiatric mental health
for most of her career.
Deb loved the outdoors and was a loving, giving, gentle, kind-hearted
woman. She loved rock hounding and being in Mother Nature, nurturing her
flowers and her pets. She was always giving support to anyone in need.
For years she was active in support groups, touching the hearts of many.
In addition to her partner, Deb Butte, survivors include her father
and stepmother, Bill and Edna Wood; sisters, Chris Reninger, Teresa Wood,
Sandy Kitchell; step brother and sister, Dustin and Bettina Briscoe; niece,
Tami Hoskins; great-nephew, Austyn Koranda; and cousins, Ken, Brian, Glen
and Jeff Jones.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, mother and aunt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Deb’s name to St. Alphonsus
Psychiatric Center, 1055 N. Curtis, Boise ID 83706 or your favorite charity.
Richard H. Carr
Richard H. “Buck” Carr, 75, of Wilder, went to be with his Heavenly
Father on April 13, 1999, at a Nampa hospital. Graveside services will
be Saturday, April 17, 1999, at 1 p.m., at Wilder Cemetery, Wilder, Idaho,
under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Pastor Richard
Mark will officiate. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Richard was born March 1, 1924, in the Big Cabin area in Oklahoma and
was known to family and friends as “Buck.” He attended school at Couch,
He served in WW II in the Navy aboard the USS Rixey, and was honorably
discharged in 1945. On November 8, 1946, Richard married Gladys Marker
and they have been together for 52 years. They have lived in the Wilder
area since 1946.
Richard worked for H.G. Peckham Jr., Simplot, Birdseye Foods and retired
in 1986, from Dairyman’s Creamery. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and
going to auctions and yard sales. He found great joy in his children, grandchildren
Survivors include his wife, Gladys of Wilder; three children, Claudia
Sullivan of Boise, Sheri and Mark Walton, Homedale and Jim and Cathy Carr,
Nampa; grandchildren, Ryan and Crystal Carr, Washington, Michelle and Shane
Pollard, Nampa, Aubrey Sullivan, Boise and Kimberly Walton, Homedale; great-grandsons,
Timothy Carr and Baily Pollard; two sisters, Margaret Sprinkle, Miami,
Oklahoma and Elizabeth Allen, Vinita, Oklahoma; and one brother, William
Carr, Vinita, Oklahoma.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Erie Carr
and a brother, Lee Everett “Ding” Carr.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Medical Center. A
special thank you to the nursing staff at the Transitional Care Unit who
cared so lovingly for him, and also provided extra comfort for his wife
and family. We would like a special acknowledgement to Doctors Bressler
Memorials can be made to The Parma Church of the Nazarene for Children’s
Ministries, P.O. Box 122, Parma, Idaho 83660 or V.F.W. at P.0. Box 431,
Wilder, Idaho 83676.
Grace Inez Minium
Grace Inez Minium, 92 of Oakridge, Oregon and formerly of Marsing,
died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at a Eugene, Oregon retirement center of pneumonia.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999 at
Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. Her family will receive friends at Dakan
Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Grace was born July 29, 1906 in Grove Springs, Missouri to Enoch and
Cora Bledsoe. She married Richard Ball and six children were born to this
union. They made their home and raised their children in Marsing, Idaho.
Grace later married Ralph Minium and they lived in Oakridge, Oregon
for many years. She was an avid bowler and bowled until she suffered a
stroke at the age of 86.
She is survived by a brother, Leonard Bledsoe of Hammet, Idaho; a son,
Jay Ball of Kuna; three daughters, Doris Tyree of Buhl, LaVaun Frary of
Oakridge, Oregon and Frieda Hewitt of Eugene, Oregon; 23 grandchildren;
32 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.
Maria Jovita Rodriguez
Maria Jovita Rodriguez, 87 of Caldwell, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999
at home of natural causes. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. today,
Thursday, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Funeral mass will be held
at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caldwell. Burial will
follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.
Maria was born February 15, 1912 in Salamanca, Gto, Mexico, the daughter
of Estefana and Hipolito Zavala. She was the youngest of her family. As
a child she lived in San Juan, Texas, later moving with her family to Mexico
at the age of 18. She married Mateo Rodriguez March 23, 1936. They returned
to the United States in 1955, moving to Idaho in 1957 where she had since
She is survived by four sons, Apolinar, Daniel, Carmen and Raymundo;
and three daughters, Rosa, Nate and Juana.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Raguel and her husband, Mateo.
Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel today from 4 to 8 p.m.
Harmon W. Traver
Harmon William Traver, 83 of Nampa, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at
a Nampa care center. Graveside inurnment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,
April 16, 1999 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Cremation is under
the direction of Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Bill “Hard Rock” was born September 26, 1915 to Charles W. and Effie
Vina Taylor Traver in Madison, Wisconsin. He was educated in Montana and
later enlisted in the Air Force, serving in W.W. II. Moving to Nampa, Idaho,
he went to work for Kellogg Mills making cattle feed.
Bill enjoyed looking for different sorts of rocks due to his love of
mining. He loved his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife, Rose of Nampa; three daughters, Diana
Brant of Mesquite, TX, Sharon Stokley of California and Carol Carson of
Parma, Idaho; one brother, Art and wife, Donna Traver of Utah; grandchildren,
Jackie and Brad Lewis of Boise, Idaho, Tracy and Randy Kennel of Nampa,
Albert Brant of Hawaii, Lisa and Jeff Roberts of Boise, Kathy and Noble
Hower of California, Bobbi and Keith Hardy of Las Vegas, NV, Eddy Cawyer
of Port Angeles, Washington, SFC Fredrick and Norma Payne of Fairmont,
West Virginia; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Robert Anton Gutenberger, 70 of Nampa, passed away of natural causes
April 13, 1999. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April
17, 1999, at the Berean Baptist Church, Nampa. Pastor Donn Mogford will
Robert was born in Athens, Wisconsin and moved to Idaho in early childhood.
He attended school in the Caldwell area. He married LaVerne Park in 1956.
Robert worked for P.F.E. in Nampa and in construction. He enjoyed taking
care of his nieces and nephews, fishing, wood working and the mountains.
He was always willing to help whenever needed.
Survivors include his wife, LaVerne; his sisters, Virginia Spry and
Bernita Cooper; his brothers, Cedric Earl, Illerd and Stewart Gutenberger;
and his many nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by all.
George James Hruska
George J. Hruska, 69, died April 8, 1999 at the Hot Springs County
Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis, Wyoming, after an extended illness due
George was born with a twin sister on Aug. 19, 1929 at his grandfather’s
homestead in Tabor, S.D. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Hruska.
In 1937 at the height of the Great Depression, the family of eight children
was forced to move to Nampa to begin life anew. He attended the Nampa school
system. Following school he was employed by a mining company in Kellogg,
Idaho, for a short time and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. His military
assignments were in the Philippines and the Korean theater of war operations.
Following the military, George chose a career with the Western Electric
Company where he worked as an equipment installer for 32 years. He developed
technical skills in telephone and data circuitry needed for analyzing trouble
conditions and top security work assignments at NORAD in Colorado Springs,
He married Dorothie Skoric in 1964 at Fort Collins, Colo. They moved
to Colorado Springs in 1968 where both enjoyed careers with the Bell System
until his retirement. They enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends.
They moved to Thermopolis, Wyo. in 1995 where George enjoyed fishing
the many Wyoming streams and lakes. His favorite pastime was reading historical
nonfiction war-time events and time spent in his well-kept yard and garden.
His membership in Eagles and the B.P.O.E. Lodge satisfied his social requirements.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothie of Thermopolis, Wyo.; two brothers,
Clarence J. Hruska of Mercer Island, Wash. and Laddie C. Hruska of Boise;
two sisters, Agnes Bixby and his twin, Georgean Tomlin, both of San Diego,
George was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
The Rosary was recited Sunday, April 11 at the Mortimer Funeral Home
in Thermopolis. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the
Monument Hill Cemetery with Father William Casper of Cheyenne Dioceses
Clara Jane Robinson
On April 10, 1999 Clara Jane Robinson left us peacefully at her home
She was the mother of three daughters, Dorinnea Gaddis, Karla Mitchell
and Patti Pinola and four sons, Billy Mitchell, David Homan, Bobby and
Steven Berendt and her loving husband of 30 years, Leo Robinson. We love
you, Mama, and you will always be alive in our hearts.
Pearl Brown, 88, a long time resident of Jordan Valley, Oregon, died
April 15, 1999 in Nampa, Idaho. She was born in the back of the Jordan
Valley Express Newspaper office on October 7, 1910. Her parents, Lloyd
and Mamie Derrick Crosby were early residents of the Jordan Valley area.
She and her two sisters lived with their mother along Crooked Creek near
Rome and the Owyhee River. She graduated from the Jordan Valley High School
in 1929 and married Terry Black the same year. They worked at local ranches
in the area, including Juniper Mountain and the Circle Bar. They later
lived near the Nevada mines of Golconda and National. In 1956 she married
Burt Brown in Eureka, Nevada. They owned the “45” Ranch in SW Idaho along
the Owyhee River for 25 years. After selling that ranch, they lived on
McBride Creek between Marsing and Jordan Valley, as well as Notus, Idaho.
Their last ranch was near Diamond, Oregon, south of Burns. Burt died in
August of 1989.
She was preceded in death by her two daughters, Sharon Johnson and
Mary Bernice Bernthal, as well as her sister, Mildred Crosby.
Survivors include her sister, Audrey Long Churchill of Quartzsite,
Arizona; three granddaughters, Sherry Gorrell of Nampa, Sandi Davis of
Meridian and Marci Perry of Nampa; five great-grandchildren; and nieces
She was known for her love of horses, cattle and ranching. She also
did oil painting during her later years. Disposition will be by cremation.
Memorial services will be held during the summer in Jordan Valley at
a date to be announced later. Memorial donations may be made in Pearl Brown’s
name to a charity of your choice.
David Dean Butler
Words cannot express the agony and heartbreak felt when a loved one
David Dean Butler, 17, of Wilder, passed away on April 13, 1999, in
an unfortunate car accident.
Two weeks prior to his death he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord
and Saviro. Two days before his death he attended church with his grandparents
and great-grandparents and received Communion.
Being the free-spirited and caring person that he was, Davey was befriended
by all. He was always trying to help others. One of his outstanding characteristics
was his ability to make people laugh. He attended many school functions
and was looking forward to the Prom.
Dave enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping with his father and his
brother, Danny. Davey and Danny were inseparable. They spent many weekends
in the Owyhees when he was younger, rock climbing, hiking, fishing or biking.
Having a flair for writing, Davey expressed his thought and feelings
in the poems that he wrote. Besides writing poetry, he enjoyed drawing.
He was always sketching something, and make many drawings using the computer.
He also enjoyed having out with his friends, listening to music, roller
blading, playing basketball and having paint-ball wars.
Dave liked children, having been the first-born of five children. He
had a huge responsibility placed upon him. Baby-sitting, contributing to
the family and running errands were some of the things he did. Fortunately,
Davey was mature and responsible enough to handle all of these tasks. He
was in the National Student Register. Dave spoke of joining the Marines
or going to college after graduating from high school.
David is survived by his loving mother and stepfather, Mel and Joyce
Moreno; his father, David Butler and his fiancee, Karen Smith of Kuna;
four younger brothers: Daniel, Michael, Salvador and Jorgie; and Karen’s
daughters: Ariell and Amber; his grandparents, Lucille Butler-Applegate
and husband, Ab, all of Wilder, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hobart and Edna Smallwood,
and great-grandfather, Orville Butler.
August ‘Gus’ Moser
August L. “Gus” Moser, 59 of Great Falls, Mont., died of a heart attack
at a local hospital on Monday, March 29, 1999. A memorial service was held
at Christ United Methodist Church.
Gus was born Feb. 26, 1940 in Nampa, Idaho and graduated from Nampa
Senior High School in 1958. He served in the Marine Corps reserves form
1957 to 1963. In 1972 he married Marlene Dwello in Shelby, Mont.
He worked for Dundas Office Supply until 1987, then went to work for
Flaherty Transport, where he was employed at the time of his death. He
was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Great Falls Dodgers Booster Club,
and volunteered with Head Start and Girl Scouts.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and attending Great Falls Giants
and Dodgers baseball games.
Survivors include his wife of Great Falls; a daughter, Cindy Tollman
of Caldwell; six sons, Earl Moser of Great Falls, Gus Moser Jr. and Ronnie
Moser of Nampa, Kirk Moser of Florida and Roger Moser and John Moser of
Caldwell; his mother, Martha Moser of Nampa; two sisters, Darlene Warren
of Alaska and Carolyn Eldridge of Seattle; three brothers, Edwin Moser
of Middleton, Marvin Moser of Alaska and Bill Moser of Payette; and several
Gus was preceded in death by his dad and both sets of grandparents.
He will be greatly missed by us all.
Grace B. Noble
Grace Beatrice Noble, formerly of Nampa, passed away at home on April
14, 1999, three days prior to her 95th birthday, of natural causes.
A daughter of Howard I. and Mary (Molly) Slusser, Grace was born April
17, 1904 at Nampa. She married George W. “Shorty” Noble on November 3,
1927. For more than 20 years she worked at Troy Laundry in Nampa, retiring
to stay with her daughter in Meridian and caring for her two grandchildren,
later moving into Meridian. The most important thing in Grace’s life was
her family, and she maintained a close and loving relationship with her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never sat down without a crochet
hook and yarn in her hands and made many afghans and doilies for family
Grace was a member of the Brethren Church in Nampa for many years,
and upon moving to Meridian, became a member of Valley Shepherd Church
of the Nazarene.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; her sister, Ona
Hatfield; and an infant brother and granddaughter.
Survivors include a son and three daughters, Bill and Donna Noble of
Nampa, Georgia Ritchie of Boise, Corlene and Al Walker of Caldwell and
Ellen and Howard Moore of Meridian; one brother and two sisters, Howard
and Eleanor Slusser, Cora Hays and Pauline Sparr, all of Nampa; a niece
and nephew of Boise; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great
Grace was very fortunate to live with and be a part of the family of
June and Charles Wilson after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease
three years ago. Her family is so grateful for their loving care of Grace
that words seem inadequate.
A memorial celebration of Grace’s life will be held on Monday, April
19, 1999 in Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene in Meridian at 2 p.m.
Friends and family may attend a viewing on Sunday, April 18, from 2 until
8 p.m. at Accent Funeral Services Home in Meridian. Private interment will
be in the Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the
Boys and Girls Club c/o Steve Torrano, 1109 C. Midland Blvd., Nampa ID
83651 or to a favorite charity.
Merlin Roe “Doc” Schmidt
Merlin Roe “Doc” Schmidt, 77, of Boise, died on Wednesday, April 14,
1999, at the Idaho State Veteran’s Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 1999,
at Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel. Reverend Lisa Payton of Cathedral
of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial and
graveside services will follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell.
Merlin was born on January 12, 1922, the son of Cornelius Schmidt and
Alice Bauersox. He was raised in White River, South Dakota. Her served
in the CCC’s prior to joining the Army. During World War II, he fought
in the Alaska Campaign and the Pacific Theater until the end of the war.
He was awarded two purple hearts, a Philippine Liberation Medal for his
bravery and service of 3 1/2 years. He was married to Bernice Vanosdall
for 19 years and they had seven children. He shared a short marriage with
Merlin was nicknamed “Doc” early on, because he loved to take things
apart and put them back together again (even if it wasn’t “broke”). As
an automotive mechanic, he managed several service stations in Caldwell.
One that is most familiar was “Doc’s Car Clinic.” He spend 10 years at
Murphy Dome Air Force Station in Fairbanks, Alaska with the Civil Service.
He retired and moved back to Idaho to be close to his family.
Dad had a real love of the outdoors and we shared many camping and
fishing trips with him. He loved to cook and loved to eat even more. Gardening
was dear to him and he was always concocting a way to grow the largest
tomatoes. He was adored and loved for his wonderful sense of humor and
ability to make you laugh even when he was hurting. He especially loved
to play cards and his face would light up with delight, if anyone hinted
we might play a game of Phase 10. This favorite card game even earned a
new nickname of “Skip” which was proudly displayed on his hat.
We will cherish the fond and loving memories, as well as his generous
and jovial spirit, which permeates each of us. He loved to be with his
family more than anything and even after their divorce, our mother and
her present husband, David Perez, always welcomed him to all family potlucks
and gatherings. He passed as he lived, surrounded by his loving family.
There aren’t enough words to capture our deep loss and love for you, dearest
daddy. We will honor and miss your precious memory so very much.
He was a member of the “Over the Hill” group of World War II veterans
at the VA.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff and nurses of the Idaho
State Veteran’s Home for their respect, compassion and care of our dad.
Their love and dedication is unmatched by few.
Merlin is survived by his three daughters: Paula St. Jeor, Jeanette
Klein and her husband, Jeff, and Debbie Morgan and her husband Bill; two
sons, Alan Schmidt and Jay Schmidt and his wife, Delores “Dad’s adopted
daughter”; nine grandchildren, Reed, Luna, Joie, Megan, Melinda, Adam,
Haley, Melissa and Jay; great-grandchildren Havier, Jessie and Tristan;
sisters Vera Cummings of Caldwell, Bonnie Samp of Pendleton, Oregon, Velma
Small of Anchorage, Alaska, Marie Howard of Anchorage, Alaska, Vivian Schmidt
of Nampa and Ann Benson of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother, Jake Schmidt of
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Faye Mitchell,
Dean Fox, Frances Meyers and his two infant children, Merlina and Coleen.
Memorial may be made to the Idaho State Veteran’s Home, 320 Collins
Road, Boise, Idaho, 83702.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 18, 1999, from 4 to 8 p.m.
at Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel.
Minnie Louise Wesche
Louise Wesche, 91, of Nampa, went home to be with her Father in Heaven
on Monday, April 12, 1999. She died at her home from old age.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 1999,
at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 600 15th. Ave. So. A private
burial preceded the services at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell,
Louise Wesche was born on Nov. 9, 1907, in Gervin, Saskatchewan, Canada,
the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter A. Hazelton. At the age of 9, she and
her family moved to Baraboo, Wisconsin, and later moved to Hayward, Wisconsin.
She attended Hayward Schools, Northland Academy in Ashland and graduated
from Taylor Academy in Upland, Indiana. She received a B.A. Degree from
Taylor University in 1931. She married Gerald E. Wesche in Jonesboro, Pennsylvania
on June 14, 1933. They resided in Madison, Wisconsin until he finished
medical school. After an internship in Duluth, Minnesota, they resided
in Hayward, Wisconsin, where Dr. Wesche practiced medicine with his father-in-law,
Dr. Hazelton. While living in Hayward, a son and three daughters were born
to Dr. and Mrs. Wesche. Dr. Hazelton passed away in 1945 and in 1946 the
Wesche family moved to Nampa, Idaho where "Dr. Gerald" practiced medicine
with his brother, Dr. Henry Wesche.
Mrs. Wesche was a wonderful mother to their four children, while also
finding time for civic, cultural and church activities. After her four
children were in high school, Mrs. Wesche became an English teacher, serving
at College High School in Nampa, Notus High School, Nampa Christian High
School and Jefferson Jr. High School in Caldwell. "Dr. Gerald" died in
January of 1973.
Mrs. Wesche is survived by a son, Harold Hazelton "Bud" Wesche and
his wife, Sunday, Nampa, ID; 3 daughters, Geraldine Louise Wilson and her
husband, Ray, Durango, CO, Patricia Ann Lubiens, Sunnyvale, CA and Alice
Jean Nafziger, Portland, OR; 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and
a sister, Florence Bicksler Hiester, Lebanon, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Hayward Wesleyan Church,
P.O. Box 507, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843.
Patricia “Patty” P. Williamson, 53, of Caldwell, died Friday, April
16, 1999 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
April 20, 1999 at the North Caldwell LDS Stake Center on old Highway 30.
Bishop Andrew Elison of Caldwell 2nd Ward will officiate. Interment will
follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.
Patty was born November 7, 1945 in New York City, N.Y., a daughter
of Paul and Irene Harriman. She was reared and educated in Sunnyside, Wa.
and in Florida. Patty had lived in Washington and Oregon before moving
to Idaho in 1974. She worked as a waitress at the Kopper Kitchen in Boise
and most recently at Elmers Restaurant.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Surviving are two sons , Ken and his wife, Wendy Collins of Raleigh,
N.C. and Tate Williamson of Caldwell; a daughter, Cindy and her husband,
Jeff Fuller of Nampa; a brother, Paul Harriman of Visalia, Ca.; and four
grandchildren; Tanner Fuller, Katie Collins, Krista Collins, and Stefani
Friends may call Monday, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral
Stanley B. Bradley
Stanley Burton Bradley, 65 of Caldwell, died suddenly in an automobile
accident on April 14, 1999, north of Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at Sand Hollow First Southern
Baptist Church, Caldwell, Idaho. Burial will follow at Middleton Cemetery,
Stan was born on September 5, 1933 at Modesto, Calif., to Percy Daniel
and Ruth Gentry Bradley.
Stan was an active member of Sand Hollow First Southern Baptist Church.
He proudly served in the Navy as a rescue diver from 1951 until 1967. At
the time of his discharge from the Navy, he purchased his first semi truck.
He then began his life-long career as a long-haul truck driver. He was
currently employed with Edmark Chevrolet of Nampa.
Survivors include his children, Holly Bouma of Novelty, Mo., Rodney
Bradley of Boise, Cindy Edwards of Caldwell; stepchildren, Nancy Calkins
and Dixie Hoffman of Idaho, Ralph and Melvin Meyers of Georgia, Philip
Meyers of N.C.; his mother, Ruth Bradley; a brother, Preston Bradley; sisters,
Margaret Wilkinson, Caroll Hill, Illene Strom and Esther Krejcik of Calif.,
and Marilyn Valentine of Kansas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Bessie Bradley and
his father, Percy Bradley.
John L. Englehart, 77, of Nampa and formerly of Caldwell, died Saturday,
April 17, 1999 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Dorwin
Smith of Nampa will officiate. Interment will follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery
with lodge rites by the IOOF.
Mr. Englehart was born May 5, 1921 at Cortez, Colorado, a son of Scott
and Marguerite Duncan Englehart. He was reared and educated in Cortez and
joined the U.S. Navy following high school. He married Laura Hansberry
on June 11, 1945 in Reno, NV and the couple made their home in Weiser following
the war. John worked for Washington County and the City of Weiser. In 1957
they moved to Caldwell where he worked for 16 years in municipal administration
and then for the Association of Idaho Cities until his retirement in 1983.
Following retirement, John and Laura spent winters in Arizona, enjoying
the sunshine and playing golf.
Mr. Englehart was a 50-year member of the International Order of Odd
Fellows and was grand patriarch of the grand encampment in 1960.
Survivors include his wife, Laura of Nampa; two daughters, Leslie and
her husband, Jimmie Yorgensen of Lodi, CA. and Barbara and her husband,
Byran Wilkerson of Fillmore, UT.; a brother, Lem Englehart of Meridian;
a sister, Charlotte Clever of Boise; a granddaughter, Susan and her husband,
Shawn Williamson of College Station, Texas; a grandson, Scot Wilkerson
of Salt Lake City, UT; and special friends, Gary, Pam, Gary Vance and Christal
Garrison, all of Emmett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
The family suggests memorials to the Odd Fellows Home at 720 N. 16th,
Caldwell, ID 83605 or to the Four Rivers Health Services at 1717 Arlington
Ave., Caldwell, ID 83605.
Buster Jenkins, 89 of Weiser and formerly of Nampa, passed away Sunday,
April 18, 1999 at an Ontario, Ore., hospital. Graveside services will be
held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at Terrace Lawn Cemetery, Boise,
under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home, Weiser.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy and her husband, Marvin Williams
of Weiser; granddaughters, Stacy and her husband, Paul Aubrey of Kuna and
Kimberlie Tippetts of Meridian; and three great-grandsons, Tyson, Chris
and Casey Aubrey; a sister, Agnes Bryd of Lubbock, TX; and a brother, Leo
Jenkins of OK.
Joseph J. Koudelka
Joseph J. Koudelka Jr., 83, of Nampa, a loving, dedicated husband,
father and grandfather, passed away peacefully from this earth life on
Saturday, April 17, 1999 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999
at the 11th Ave. North Building, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Nampa. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
He was born on April 25, 1915 in Scotland, South Dakota to immigrant
parents, Joseph Sr. and Anna Bracha Koudelka. Little did he know that on
his fifth birthday, his wife to be, Madge Holt, was born in Ririe, Idaho
near Heise Hot Springs. They were married on December 31, 1940 in the Holt
Home. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple in March
of 1962. They had two children, John and Judy.
Joe worked for C.C. Andersons in Idaho Falls, Caldwell and Nampa. He
served in WW II as a Storekeeper Technician for the Navy in Pennsylvania.
The family moved to Nampa in 1945 and when the C.C. Anderson store closed,
he went to work as a finish carpenter for Ross Luekenga. This association
later turned into a full partnership and lasted until 1982 when the company
was closed and assets were sold. The relationship between the Luekengas
and Koudelkas continues to this day because it was more than business,
it was friendship and mutual respect. Many buildings were built, from Soda
Springs, Idaho to Hermiston, Oregon.
Joe was a member of the L.D.S. Church that he joined on March 5, 1961.
He served as a Bishop and a member of the Nampa Stake Presidency. He worked
diligently in the Boise Temple from the time it opened until 1994. They
made many friends and enjoyed that portion of their church service together.
He was always worthy of a temple recommend and enjoyed being a home teacher.
His service as a Bishop was a special joy to him and the members he served.
He loved sports and was named Denver Post All Star as a pitcher in
high school. He loved to hunt and fish in the area of his new found home,
Eastern Idaho. He especially enjoyed fishing Henry’s Fork and the South
Fork of the Snake River with friends and family. He also had fond memories
of being on the bowling team for Nafziger’s Men’s Stores. In his later
years he discovered golf and enjoyed doing that with friends. He also loved
to garden and work in the yard.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Madge of Nampa; a daughter,
Judy Blackett and her husband, Scott of Beaverton, OR; a son, John Koudelka
and his wife, Priscilla of Nampa; ten grandchildren, Lacey, Joe, Pam, Pat,
Jeff, Penni, Paulette, Petra, Judd and Jake; 21 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Elsie Miller of Salem, OR; and his nephews and nieces, Louie, Beverly,
Bayon, Bonnie and Darien.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Arley, Millie, Gladys; his
brothers, Frank, Delton and Eddie; his parents, Joseph and Anna; and a
The family will greet friends at the Alsip Chapel on Wednesday from
6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Church prior to
Lois L. Leishman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,
joined our Lord in Heaven on April 10, 1999. In her death she was mercifully
spared great suffering and was surrounded by friends and family. Graveside
services will be held on Friday, April 23, at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell,
at 3 p.m., under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Lois was born August 1, 1929, at New Meadows, Idaho to Alice and LeRoy
Beck. She was the last child in a family of ten children and started school
at the Brushy Flat School. After the Beck family moved to Caldwell, Lois
met and developed her lifelong bond with the Ong family.
In Caldwell she met Verl Leishman, the man she loved and would spend
the rest of her life with. They were married on May 15, 1948, at Nampa,
Idaho. They had four children, Lee, Steve, Gary and Dixie.
Lois and Verl lived in numerous places while raising their children
with many years spent in Willits and then Oroville, California. In 1990
they moved back to Caldwell, the place they always had considered home,
and spent the remainder of their lives with many longtime friends in the
She enjoyed writing poetry and was an avid family historian.
She is survived by her four children; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
a brother, Stanley Beck; three sisters, Marcia Howard, Jeanne Martin and
She will be remembered as quite possibly the world’s MOST wonderful
Memorials may be sent to Middleton LDS First Ward Missionary Fund,
16550 Oasis Road, Caldwell, Idaho, 83605.
Charles W. Wolfkiel
Charles W. Wolfkiel was born May 7, 1916, at the family home southeast
of Star and passed on to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 17, 1999,
at Boise Samaritan Village where he received excellent and loving care.
He attended various schools in the area. As a young man he was in charge
of the chuckwagon and the cow camps on the family’s annual cattle drives
between their ranch south of Star and their summer place at Timber Gulch
below Danskin Mountain on the South Fork of the Boise River. His favorite
memories were associated with his experiences at Timber Gulch and taking
care of the horses and cattle. He loved to fish, camp and was a very good
He married Mildred M. Bennett on May 31, 1938, and they farmed at several
locations south of Meridian. In 1946 they bought a 220 acre cattle ranch
on the Middle Fork of the Weiser River, south of Council, Idaho. Associated
with ranching was his interest and activity in the Council Valley Grange
and he served on the Agricultural Stabilization Committee for the Dept.
of Agriculture. In 1956 they moved to Eagle Island to dairy farm and have
lived in the Eagle area since.
They have been active in the Liberty and Locust Grove Granges. They
are charter members of the Boise River Eagles Chapter of the Good Sam Club,
and active members of the Eagle United Methodist Church.
Charles hauled wood chips for several years after he quit milking cows.
He then worked for the U.S. Forest Services for 13 years and retired in
July 1982. He was one of the few people proficient at harvesting seeds
from cones and he surpervised “Charlie’s Angels” who were responsible for
weeding the seedling trees among other things.
Charles and Mildred have three children: a son, Charles Lloyd and wife,
Karen of Gardena; two daughters, Barbara Harold and husband, Bruce of Moses
Lake, WA and Karen Delisio; 11 living grandchildren, Albert, Joseph and
Russell Wolfkiel, Steven, Leonard and Michael Harold, and Kristina, Christopher,
Katrina, Angela and Aaron Delisio; and six great-grandchildren.
Charles is survived by his wife, Mildred and their children and extended
families; a sister, Lorraine Scrivner of Eagle; and a brother, Wm. Harold
“Dee” of Star.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Clara; four sisters,
Clara Ayers, Alma Pearl Harsch, Mabel Cope and Audrey Fausett; three brothers,
John, Albert and George; and grandson, Charles Walter Wolfkiel.
Memorials may be sent to Eagle United Methodist Church, 651 N. Eagle
Road, Eagle ID 83616 or Boise Samaritan Village, 3115 Sycamore Drive, Boise
ID 83703 or Eagle Senior Citizen Center, 312 E. State, Eagle ID 83616 or
Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI), 100 E. Idaho St., Boise ID 83712.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21,
1999 at Dry Creek Cemetery and services will follow at 11 a.m. at Eagle
United Methodist Church, 651 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, Idaho. Services are
under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Eagle Chapel. Visitation
will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at Summers Funeral
Homes, Eagle Chapel.