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James D. Bentley, 78 of Nampa, died Friday, August 20, 1999, at a Boise hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 23, 1999, at Karcher Church of the Nazarene, Nampa. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Jim was born to James Edward and Hattie Belle Henager Bentley on April 16, 1921, in Culleoka, Texas. After graduating from Princeton High School he served in the infantry for the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. In 1950, he was called back to active duty in Korea during the Korean War. Jim was awarded with a Bronze Star for his service in World War II.
On June 15, 1947, Jim married Clara Fae Doyle in Abilene, Texas. They had four children and he began his 27-year career with the Veterans Administration Hospital. Jim retired from the V.A. in Boise, Idaho, in 1971, after serving as Chief of Office Operations.
He remained active in his community serving as the President of the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). He was also an active member of the Karcher Church of the Nazarene. Jim was a frequent contributor to the Idaho Press-Tribune and a published poet and writer of prose. The loves of Jim’s life were his relationship with Jesus Christ, his family, fishing, writing, gardening and corresponding with old friends.
He is survived by Clara, his wife of 52 years; 4 children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Jim Bentley, Jr. and Connee and their daughters Rylee and Chandos; Joy and Ron Winkler and their son Greg, his wife Lori, and their son Tyler; Paul and Barb Bentley and their children P.J. and Emily, and Phil and Kim Bentley and their children Jordan and Heather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. The family would like to thank the caring doctors, nurses, chaplains and staff at St. Luke’s Coronary Care and Intensive Care Units for their sensitivity and compassion during our most difficult hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Nazarene World Missions.
Friends may call Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. and the family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Alsip Chapel.
Ernest Channing Johnson passed away Wednesday, August 18, 1999, in Boise after an extended illness.
Chan was born October 19, 1923, to Ernest and Madonna Johnson, in Pocatello. He was educated in Pocatello, Rupert and Nampa schools. He joined the Navy in 1943, serving the aircraft service in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Chan worked for Boeing in Seattle, then for the Union Pacific Railroad as a brakeman, retiring in 1985. On December 21, 1947, he married his wife of 51 years, Bette Sutton. They Bought a farm in Homedale in 1952, which they have since resided.
He is survived by his wife; two children, Craig Johnson of Caldwell, Jonna and Dani Rohl of Eagle and two grandchildren.
There will be no service at his request.
Memorials may be made to the National Huntington’s Foundation in lieu of flowers.
Victoria Lynn Monreal, 14 years of Nampa, died Friday at a Caldwell hospital. Her passing was sudden and very unexpected. Victoria died of a rare viral infection which attacked her heart. A visitation will be held Monday from noon until 7 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel. Services will be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Church of God, 17th and 3rd South, Nampa.
Victoria was born August 1, 1985, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, ID.
She is survived by many family members and friends which will miss her greatly. Her natural father, Raul Monreal Solorio and family; her mother, Jennifer Lynn Baker; brothers, Saul, Noe, and lsiah; sisters, Adriana and Sophia; sisters-in-law, Maribel and Sonia Monreal; and nephews, baby Noe and baby Saul Monreal; and niece, Celia Monreal; her aunt, Heather Baker; and 1st cousins and brothers in spirit, Johnathon E. Perkins, United States Army, Ezekiel D. Perkins, United States Navy and Samuel M. Charters and Uncle Cloyce T. Charters; her uncle, Mark and Aunt Chris Baker; and cousin, Sarah E. Baker, United States Navy; her grandmother, Connie L. Baker and John Harndon; her Grandfather, Gary D. Baker; great-Grandmother, Virginia Baker; and her great-uncles, Bob and Jim Baker, and great-aunt, Shirley T. Baker of CA. Victoria is also survived by Amador Cardenas and the Cardenas family; Sergio Hernandez and the Hernandez family; Victoria’s paternal Grandparents and the Monreal family of Jalisco, Mexico.
Her great grandmother, Dorothy F. Beal and great uncle, Roger Beat Victoria is also proceeded in death by her great grandfather, Homer C. Beal, all of Ola, ID.
Our deepest compassions and most heart-felt thanks to those who have been with us in this time of need, and in prayer.
Also our heart-felt thanks and condolences to the following: Mary and Oscar Garcia and family, the Loera family, the Donaldson family, the Aguila family, the Telleria family, Patty Ross and family, and all of those who kept us in prayer. Our special thanks to the Church of God, Nampa, ID, Brother Wilda, Brother Shawn Bogoni and Sister Gayle Bogoni. Church of God of Prophecy, Caldwell, ID. George and Sandra Mora and family. Calvary Chapel, Boise, ID. Randy Nurmi and friends.
Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.”
Diane Marie McCreary, 58 of Middleton, passed onto her creator on Friday, August 20, 1999, from a very long battle with cancer. She will be cremated by the Cremation Society of Idaho around the 23rd of August.
Diane leaves 2 surviving sisters, Connie Gleason of New York, Pat Dunahue of West Virginia. She is also survived by her husband, Bill; 4 sons, George, Earl, Irvin and Lee all of Middleton; a stepson, Gary of Caldwell, and 2 stepsons of Pennsylvania and 1 stepson of Montana; a stepdaughter of Pennsylvania; and many, many, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
In lieu of family and her wishes, no flowers will be sent, instead make donation to the family at: 27166 Emmett Rd., Caldwell, ID 83605. Send memorials to Hospice or MISTI in Nampa.
A memorial will be held at the Caldwell Eagles #3691 at a later date.
We all love you.
Charles M. Shaw, A PROUD MAN WITH A LOVING FAMILY, died August 19, 1999, at home with all of his children present.
Born November 12, 1916, in Phoenix, Arizona, to James and Emma Shaw. He attended school in Berkeley, California and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Chemistry. He married Virginia Harden on October 18, 1942. They were loving friends until her death in 1987.
Both Charles and Virginia are survived by their children, Nancy Hoffmann, Ruth and Bill Shaw all of Caldwell, and Alice Sueoka of San Gabriel, California. He had four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He moved to Idaho in 1995, to live with his children on Sunny Slope. He loved to share the fresh fruit right-off-the tree, drink fresh pressed apple cider from the Williamson Orchard and fish at the Marsing pond.
His family would like to thank the people at the Four Rivers hospice for their loving, thoughtful guidance and care.
A private service will be held at the Unitarian Church in Berkeley, California. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Cyril ‘Cy’ Pacatte
Cyril V. “Cy” Pacatte, 94 passed away on Thursday, August 19, 1999, in Nampa, Idaho. Private family graveside services will be conducted by members and officers of Oriental Lodge No. 60, Boise, Idaho. Burial will follow at Morris Hill Cemetery under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
Cy was born on January 20, 1905, in Greenville, Illinois, a son of August and Martha Schneider Pacatte. He married Edna Kermit Bieser on April 26, 1926.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, his wife of 66 years, and son, Robert.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty P. Turner and her husband, Robert, of Boise, Idaho; grandsons, Eric W. Stiegemeier of Boise, Franz A. Stiegemeier of Anchorage, Alaska, Mark R. Stiegemeier of Park City, Utah, and granddaughter, Ellen S. Langrill of Bend, Oregon. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Derek, Erin, and Sean Stiegemeier, and Ryan and Charles Langrill. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cy liked people, young and old, the outdoors, and horses.
Cyril was a member of Oriental Lodge No. 60 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies of Boise, and El Korah Shrine Temple.
The family requests no flowers, but suggests that memorials be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Orpha Mae Miller
Orpha Mae Miller, 71, of Nampa, passed away on Monday, April 19, 1999, of natural causes.
She was born June 12, 1927, in Bethany, Oklahoma to A. B. and Mabel Jones. The Jones family moved to Nampa, Idaho in 1935. Orpha married Alvin K. Bates in 1946. They raised two children, Cliff and Jerry; and except for short stays in Idaho Falls and Boise, they made their home in Caldwell, Idaho. The couple later divorced and Orpha remarried Kenneth E. Miller in 1968. They continued to reside in Caldwell. Orpha moved to Nampa soon after Kenny’s death in 1986. Although never remarrying, Orpha became very good friends with Lloyd Sperry and the two of them enjoyed many activities together.
Orpha will long be remembered for her loving, caring personality and her natural passion for organization. She loved the outdoors, collecting antiques, and her family. The love and pride of her life were her two boys, their wives, and her grandchildren. She loved being Grandma.
Orpha was survived by her two sons and their wives, Cliff and Gwynn Bates of Nampa and Jerry and Julie Bates of Mountain Home; grandchildren, Lyndsay Hickman and her husband, Eric of Nampa, Jerod, Amanda, and Megan Bates of Mountain Home; sisters, Vera R. Purdy of Pasadena, Calif. and Edna Lee Williams of Bellflower, Calif.; and brother, Vernon G. Jones of Nampa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth E. Miller; her sister, Mildred M. Berg; and her brother, Edwin D. Jones.
Disposition will be by cremation. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 24, at First Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho.
L. Vernon Search
L. Vernon Search, 77, a longtime resident of the area, died April 17, 1999, in Caldwell after a long illness.
He was born in Columbia Falls, MT on April 13, 1922 and moved to Idaho with his mother, Kathryn Serles and father, William, in 1928 to the Burley area. They moved to the Parma area in 1935 where he attended school. One of 14 children raised as farmers in the area, he also farmed his own places through the years in Homedale. He was in the Army during WW II as a medic at Camp Polk, Louisiana. He was a member of the Parma American Legion for the past 10 years. He lived the last 22 years in Wilder and worked for J.R. Simplot in Caldwell as a machine mechanic, retiring after 23 years in 1990.
Vern loved to fish, camp and use his metal detector. He collected coins and whatever else he found. Going to livestock auctions was something he also enjoyed. He was known for his friendly stories and his ever-present good humor. He was the father of one son, Vernon C. Search, after marrying Arlene J. King in 1944, who was his soul mate from the first time they met.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Margy, his brother, Ray and both parents.
He is survived by his wife of more than 54 years, Arlene; his son, Vernon C. and his wife, Sandra of Wilder; a grandson, Martin and his wife, Niki of Wilder; two granddaughters, Janet L. Anderson and her husband, Ralph of Wilder and Pennie J. Belden of Boise; five great-grandchildren, Alan, Chris, Sean, Brittney and Breanna, all in the area; three brothers, Burt and Maxine Search of Nampa, William Search of L.A., California and Melvin Search of Christmas Valley, OR; eight sisters, Katherine and Edwin Hochalter of Nampa, Jane and “Doc” Abbott of Hines, OR, Sheila Abbott of Parma, Wilma and Harry Stevenson of Walla Walla, WA, Rilla Rothermich of Pamona, MS, Mertle Baldwin of Kalispell, MT, Nell and Don Crawford of Redmond, OR and Thelma and Guy Jones of Oregon City, OR; an uncle, Walter Serles of Kalispell, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale, at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23, with Rev. Al Nelson presiding. Graveside service will follow at Wilder Cemetery, presided over by the Parma American Legion. A reception will follow in the Church Annex, corner of Prince and 7th St., Wilder.
Donations can be made to the American Legion of Parma in Vernon’s name. Flowers go the Chapel.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.
Jane H. Varnadoe
Jane Hannah Varnadoe, 92 of Caldwell, passed away Sunday, April 18, 1999 at her residence. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise. Services are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home.
Jane was born February 7, 1907, in Boise, to Robert and Christina Fowler. She married A.E. (Varney) Varnadoe on February 5, 1926, in Emmett, Idaho. Jane followed her husband on the musician’s trail for several years. While in San Francisco, she had a son and the family soon moved to Nampa, Idaho. She resided in Nampa and worked as a beautician until 1949. From 1949 to 1952 they traveled, living in Florida and Palm Springs, California. They returned to Idaho in 1952 and bought a home in Boise. Jane and Varney were married for 64 years, until his death in 1990. She lived alone until 1998, then stayed with a granddaughter until her death. Jane loved her family and was loved in return. Her charm, pixie disposition and compassion are everlasting.
Jane is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jeanette Varnadoe; two grandsons, David and Jim Jr.; three granddaughters, Vickie Erickson, Valerie Compton and Debbie Palmer; two step grandsons, KC Constable and Kelly Constable; one step granddaughter, Cindy Lewis; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s name, in lieu of flowers, to Alzheimer’s Association, 4696 Overland Road, Boise ID 83705.
Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Cloverdale Funeral Home.
Dakota James Winslow
Dakota James Winslow was born February 22, 1999 to Frances Winslow. He was a vibrant little baby, who had a belly laugh that would bring a smile to any face around. Dakota was sure to be a future rodeo star. He lived a short time, but his time here was very blessed. Dakota will forever be Grandpa’s Little “Mister-Mister.” He will be missed by all. We love you “Koa.”
Dakota is survived by his mother, Frances Winslow; his “special” daddy, J.R.; grandparents, Elden and Linda Winslow; great-grandparents, Marge and Jack Winslow, and Annie Julian; aunts, Margie Chance, Aunt Amanda; and uncle, John Taylor; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by Uncle Tyler Chance and Aunt Donna Ingram.
He will be missed so very much by his mother.
Private family services for Dakota James Winslow will be held at a later date, under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Donations may be given to the Dakota Winslow Memorial Fund, c/o First Security Bank, 823 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605.
Ruby Givens, 88, of Nampa, passed away Monday, August 16, 1999, at a Nampa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 20, 1999 at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Burial will follow at Melba Cemetery.
Ruby was born on February 25, 1911, in Council, Idaho, a daughter of William and Agnes Caulkins Hahn. She spent her early childhood years on a family ranch north of there. Ruby graduated from Weiser High School in 1928 and attended the College of Idaho for two years. She began her teaching career in a little 8th grade school north of Council. She then taught at Guffy in Owyhee County where she met and married Lanus Givens. Ruby worked hard on their farm north of Murphy, growing a large garden, raising chickens and always providing a warm home for those who visited.
In 1962, Ruby achieved a lifelong goal and graduated with honors from the College of Idaho. She accomplished this remarkable feat while continuing her homemaking and teaching all 8 grades at Opaline School. Ruby continued her teaching career at Melba High School, teaching Social Studies and History, retiring in 1974. She always maintained that the joy of teaching was the children whose lives she touched.
Following retirement Ruby and Lanus spent time traveling and fishing. Upon Lanus' death in 1981, Ruby moved to Nampa.
Ruby was survived by her two children, Carol Knutson and her husband, Thomas of Sumner, Wash, Guy and his wife, Judy, of Meridian; four grandchildren, Jamie Givens, Neil Givens, Erik Knutson and Joel Knutson; one sister, Gladys Porter,of Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; two brothers, Hallie Hahn and Frank Hahn.
Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's School at 1515 8th St. S., Nampa, ID 83651, or a favorite charity.
Clarence ‘C.O.’ Mitchell
Clarence “C.O.” Mitchell, 67, of Caldwell, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at a Nampa hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 1999, at the Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Clarence was born April 29, 1932, at Caldwell, Idaho, a son of Lester A. and Agnes Irene Rose Mitchell. He was reared and educated in this area, graduating from Caldwell High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1953. During the Korean Conflict, he was on the U.S.S. Los Angeles and the U.S.S. Hansen.
He married Nelda Irene Nelson in 1953. To this union four sons and one daughter were born. He married Josephine Marie Lesco in 1980. She died in 1996. He was a long haul truck driver for 27 years.
He is survived by four sons, Randall and Betty of Middleton, Loran of Caldwell, Bruce of Caldwell and David and Linda of Canton, OH; a daughter, Cynthia and Tony Burns of Caldwell; three step children, Doug Hylinski of Caldwell, Debbie Williams of Nampa and Michael Hylinski of Boise; brothers and sisters, Charles and Patricia Mitchell of New Plymouth, Herb and Betty Mitchell of McCall, Rose Marie Strand of North Bend, OR, Sandra and Elmer Helzer of Boise and Dennis Mitchell of Boise; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the M.S.T.I., 308 East Hawaii, Nampa, ID 83686, or to the Elks Rehab, 1512 Twelfth Ave. Road, Nampa, ID 83686.
Leola Louise Benner, 78 of Nampa, died Monday, August 16, 1999 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa.
Leola was born January 16, 1921 in Oreana, Idaho to Victor V. and Stella Louise (Cook) Foreman. She married Robert Benner on November 11, 1938 and they came to Nampa where he started Benner’s Appliance Shop on 2nd St. S. Ext. in Nampa. She worked with Bob at the shop and took care of her family. She enjoyed crocheting and made many afghans and other items for her family members. She also enjoyed doing yardwork and tending her flowerbeds at her home. Leola also loved all animals and was always taking in strays and caring for them. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Leola is survived by her daughter, Roberta Voight and husband, Joseph C. of Caldwell; four grandchildren, Tina Dolan, Terry Benner, Troy Benner and wife Shaneen and Rachelle Darst and husband, Jason; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Marie White and husband, Howard, Betty White and husband, Junior. and Pauline McMillin; two brothers, Victor Foreman and Lavern Foreman and wife, Edna.
Leola was preceded in death by her husband, Bob in 1997; a son, Bobby in 1988; her parents; three brothers, Glen, Elver and Bruce Foreman.
Friends may call Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pet Haven, 333 W. Orchard Ave., Nampa, ID 83651.
Mary Kathryn DeWald
Mary Kathryn DeWald, 81, of Nampa, died on Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at a Nampa hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999 at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Pastor Robert Miller of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Friends and family are asked to please meet at the cemetery for services which are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mary Kathryn DeWald was born on Dec. 17, 1917 in Holland, Illinois, the daughter of Asa Leoda and Sidney (Walls) Ball. She was reared and educated in Decauter, Illinois. She married Rex Nelson on Nov. 4, 1951 in Elko, NV. Following their marriage they made their home on a farm in Meridian, later moving to Nampa. Rex preceded her in death in 1983. In October of 1985 she married Harold DeWald and they made their home in Nampa. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1996. At the time of her passing she was making her home at the Karcher Estates in Nampa.
Mary is survived by a son, Larry Nelson, Steamboat Springs, CO; and a number of nieces and nephews, including her nephew and his wife, Morgan and Marilyn Plant, Meridian, ID; and long time friends, Gary and Jerry Twedt, Nampa.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program, 1512 12th. Ave. Rd., Nampa, ID 83686.