Miscellaneous Canyon County, Idaho Obituaries


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, Oklahoma.
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 and great-grandsons.
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 and Copple.
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 resided.
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 Gutenberger 
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 officiate. 
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 to cancer. 
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, Colo.
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, Calif.
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 officiating.

Clara Jane Robinson 
On April 10, 1999 Clara Jane Robinson left us peacefully at her home in Nampa. 
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 
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 and nephews.
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 passes on. 
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 grandchildren.
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 and friends.
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 grandchildren.
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 Helen Morgareidge.
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 Montsanto, Washington.
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, Idaho.
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 Williamson 
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 Collins.
Friends may call Monday, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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, Middleton, Idaho. 
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 Englehart 
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 
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 nephew, Budd.
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 the services.

Lois Leishman 
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 Caldwell area.
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 Becky Lane.
She will be remembered as quite possibly the world’s MOST wonderful Mother.
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 deer hunter.
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.

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