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Clarence V. Sanderson 
Clarence V. Sanderson, 83, of Nampa, died on Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999 at the Veterans Hospital in Seattle, WA. Memorial Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999 at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Pastor Jim Hardenbrook will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Clarence V. Sanderson was born on Sept. 24, 1916 in McCammon, Idaho, the son of Alfred and Mary Sanderson. The family then moved to Central Cove, Idaho where they lived for a few years. He attended school at Huston and Caldwell. He then moved to Nampa and soon after he joined the CCC’s and was stationed at Alexander Flats. He then moved to California where he worked at Solar Aircraft.
He then joined the United States Army Air Force and was assigned to Gowen Field in Boise. The 303rd Bomber Group was formed at Gowen Field in 1942. The group was assigned to the 8th Air Force at Molesworth Air Base in England. He was the personal driver for Col. Lewis Lyle. Fifty years later at the 303rd Bomber Group reunion in Boise, he had the honor of meeting the now, General Lewis Lyle once again.
In 1943 he met his future wife, Peggy Church of Northhampton, England and they were married in 1944 and celebrated 55 years of marriage in Sept. of 1999. Following the war he returned to Nampa and Peggy followed a few months later. He worked for his father for a short time and then was asked to work for the U.S. Forest Service in McCall. In 1947 he went to work for Nampa Transfer and Storage/Peasley Allied Van Lines in Boise where he was employed for 35 years, retiring in 1981.
For many years he enjoyed the Idaho mountains, fishing, hunting and camping. He was a member of the Gem Sprouts Good Sam Club. He enjoyed campouts and activities of the club. He was also a member of the Snake River Stampede Card Club.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Peggy Sanderson, Nampa; son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Marj Sanderson, Boise; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Krueger, Nampa; and daughter, Clarice Williams, Nampa; a grandson, Shawn Sanderson, Boise; a grandson, James Meador in WA; and a granddaughter, Sarah Williams, Nampa; two great-granddaughters; three nieces in Cove, OR; a niece in Boise; a nephew in San Diego, CA; and a nephew in Boise.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister and a grandson.
Peggy and family wish to thank the doctors and staff at the Veterans Hospitals in Boise and Seattle. A special thank you goes to Dr. Beverly Parker and Dr. Robert Vestal at the Veterans Hospital in Boise for their dedicated care.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, Boise, ID 83705.
Clarence, you devoted your life to our children and me. I will always love you and miss you. — Peggy
 
Merle E. McReynolds 
Merle E. McReynolds, 87 of Nampa, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 at a Nampa hospital. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Cloverdale Memorial Park Cemetery, Boise. Pastor David Rowe of the Nampa First Baptist Church will officiate. Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Merle E. McReynolds was born Dec. 14, 1911 in Longton, Kansas, the son of Guy R. and Gail (Cutter) McReynolds. His parents farmed and in 1920 moved to Tulsa, OK where his father was employed in an oil refinery. In 1929 the family moved to Idaho and farmed in the Lone Tree District. Merle graduated from Nampa High School in 1930. He married Ferne Palmer on Sept. 19, 1932 in Vale, Oregon. Following their marriage they made their home in Nampa and in 1943 they bought a farm at the corner of Karcher and Middleton Roads. Due to health problems, he left the farm and worked as a bookkeeper. He was employed as a field auditor for Fletcher Oil Company and the Idaho Tax Commission. He later became a salesman for Mitchell, Lewis and Staver selling wholesale farm equipment. He and Ferne opened McReynolds Realty in 1965. He also sold insurance for several years and retired in 1973. The past six years he had been a resident at Midland Care Center. The family wishes to thank the staff for its wonderful care.
Merle is survived by his wife, Ferne McReynolds, Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Georgia McReynolds, Tucson, AZ and Kenneth and Peggy McReynolds, Boise; a daughter, Susan McReynolds, Nampa; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Alsip from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Nampa First Baptist Church Music Dept., 1417 3rd St. S., Nampa ID 83651.
 
Jerry Grant Morris 
Jerry Grant Morris, died at home October 30, 1999 of natural causes at age 64. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Following Jerry’s wishes, his friends are invited to the Caldwell Elks Lodge immediately after “to have a drink on him.” 
Jerry was born in Vale, Oregon, August 13, 1935. He attended schools in Portland and Boise and one year at BJC. He served in the Army National Guard where he attained the rank of Sgt. 1st Class.
Jerry was an entrepreneur unafraid to take risks. At 21, he owned the Record Rack and at 28 owned the Condor Bar. He managed bands for the first teen-age dances in Idaho. His career included jewelry manager for K-Mart and Woolco stores which took his family to Tacoma and Las Vegas. He owned his own RV and mobile home sales. He currently owns the Shack Sports Saloon in Caldwell where he enjoyed good times with patrons who were all his friends. He was an avid reader and loved music and entertaining at his residence pool. He enjoyed trips to the Oregon Coast and fishing and company of family at the family ranch.
Jerry met his true love, Jean Jerome, at the Idaho State Fair. They were married August 19, 1956. He is survived by his wife and their three daughters, Shelli D. and husband, Don S. Clemens, Boise, Dana L. and husband, R. Todd Ellis, Meridian and Kimberly J. and husband, Carl J. Horn, Shoshone; grandchildren, Brittany and Baili Ellis, Colton Jerry and Cade Robert Horn; sister, Tanya King; and father-in-law, Art Jerome. 
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruby L. and Lester E. Morris; an infant daughter; and his mother-in-law, Grace L. Jerome.
Jerry’s generosity and presence will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Friends may call today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
 
Esther Tiegs 
Esther Warren Conley Tiegs, 83, of Nampa, died October 30, 1999, in a care center of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Private burial services were held in Canyon Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Treasure Valley Christian Church, 2915 South Montana Ave., in Caldwell, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 1999, with Pastor Douglas Garner as officiant. 
Esther was born March 13, 1916, in Jewell County, Kansas, a daughter of Lowell and Ruby Warren. As a child she was an outstanding student, graduating as Valedictorian at age sixteen from Superior High School, Superior, Nebraska. Still only sixteen, she began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse where some of her students were both larger and older than she.
Because of the financial catastrophe of the Depression, Esther knew she would have to earn her way through college by teaching, which she did for the next ten years — a hard schedule of classes in college, followed by teaching, then more classes. Still she managed to save enough money to travel, which was her passion, to Mexico and to the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The entire world fascinated her and she spent her life exploring it.
In 1936, Esther followed her parents to Emmett, Idaho, where they had settled after leaving Kansas. Esther attended the College of Idaho and was a member of Ring Sorority. In 1940 she met her future husband, Clare F. Conley, on a blind date. They were married August 23, 1942, in Nampa, but quickly returned to Oregon where they both worked in the Kaiser Shipyards during the war. Still, Esther was able to graduate with high honors in 1943 from Oregon State University, the realization of a hard-won dream.
After the war, Esther and Clare lived in Forest Grove, Oregon, for several years, where he attended Pacific University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree. During this time a daughter, Diane, was born.
In 1950, Esther and Clare returned to Idaho where she taught at Lakeview School, Nampa, and Van Buren School, Caldwell. Later she worked with Clare in his optometric practice. In 1960, Clare passed away.
In 1965, Esther married Elmer Tiegs, of Nampa, where they made their home in the Dry Lake Area. Elmer passed away in 1997.
Esther was a woman of many talents and activities. She was a fine seamstress, and through her 4-H leadership she taught her daughter, granddaughter, step-grandchildren and many others to sew during her 25 years as a 4-H leader. She was an active member of the Bennett Community Club, and many will remember Esther’s delicious homemade ice cream at the annual Bennett ice cream socials she hosted.
Esther was a founding member of the “Hello Dollies” Doll club, and her doll collection was her pride and joy. She loved displaying her dolls at the club’s annual show.
For many years Esther was an active member of the Caldwell Chapter of Church Women United where she was both Caldwell and State President. In the early 1980s, she received the national organization’s highest award — “The Valiant Woman,” award. She was the first woman in Idaho given this honor.
The group which Esther loved best, though, was her church — Treasure Valley Christian Church, Caldwell. She was a charter member of the church and the first woman to be chosen as an Elder. Esther was a leader in the church, holding many offices, both local and at the state level. Esther was unstinting in her time and devotion to the church, and her friends there reciprocated with loyalty and support during her long illness.
Esther is survived by her daughter, Diane Conley Brakefield, Caldwell; her granddaughter and husband, Samantha Brakefield and Ray Nelson, Boise; her great-granddaughter, Clare Evelyn Nelson-Brakefield; her brother-in-law, Clyde Schuster, Nampa; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Christensen, Carmel, California, and Jane Conley, El Segundo. California; and four special nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and sisters, Neva Taylor and Fae Schuster.
Esther’s family would like to thank the staff of Holly Care Center for the years of fine care they gave Esther. You are appreciated very much.
Memorials or flowers may be sent to Treasure Valley Christian Church, 2915 S. Montana Ave., Caldwell, Idaho 83605.
 
James Norman Hazen 
James Norman Hazen passed away Saturday, October 30, 1999, at St. Alphonsus Hospital after a long battle with lung disease. 
Viewing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, and services will be held on Tuesday, November 2, at 11 a.m. in the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, followed by a graveside dedication at Dry Creek Cemetery.
Jim was born to Floyd O. and Lillie M. Hazen on September 16, 1924 in Opportunity, Nebraska. He moved to Idaho with his family in 1938. In 1943 he became a proud server in the U.S. Navy. While being stationed on Guam during World War II, he worked in the Seabees. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1945. He worked as a farmer, with the Union Pacific Railroad, and as a mercantile clerk. Jim enjoyed a full life with his family, along with fishing, hunting, and exploring the Idaho wilderness.
He is survived by: his wife Lorraine Hazen; his sons Jim, with wife Sherry, John, with wife Anita, Les, with wife Yon Ok, and David, with wife Dot; daughter Juanita, with husband Chris Hebbeln; stepchildren Patty Meier and Dan Cochran; two brothers, Robert and Les, and sister Edythe Clark; twenty-one grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

Deneice Jayne Wright 
Nampa resident, Deneice Wright died of natural causes October 29, 1999. She was 64. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, she dedicated her life to God. 
A memorial service will be held on November 1, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. This will be held at The Kingdom Hall in Nampa, Idaho.
Deneice was born March 23, 1935 in Boise, Idaho. She was a graduate at Meridian High School. She married Cletis Wayne Wright in 1953. Together they raised seven children.
She is survived by the family who loved her. Children, Kathy Wright, Timmy Wright, Lonny Wright, Terry Holder, Jerry Wright, Andy Joe Wright, and Sandra Wright; her dearest friend, Aida Schmelzer; her aunt, Gladys; many grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Deneice touched many lives and will be dearly missed by her family and all those who knew her.
 
Dee Thomas Bradshaw 
Dee Thomas Bradshaw, 78 of Melba, Idaho, passed away Thursday, October 28, 1999, in route to Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 3, 1999, in the Melba L.D.S. Chapel. Bishop Richard Corn of the Melba 2nd Ward of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints will officiate. Burial will follow in the Melba Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Relyea Funeral Chapel. 
Dee was born on December 30, 1920, in Cameron, Utah to David Bradshaw and Stella Thomas Bradshaw. His father was a coal miner until he had an accident. The family then moved to Wales, Utah to farm. Dee attended Moroni High School and was active in the band. After graduating from high school, he went into the Civil Conservation Corp. When he returned home he began to notice the beautiful brunette across the street. They were married in the Manti, Utah L.D.S. Temple.
Dee and his bride Rita Dye lived in Salt Lake City, Utah for awhile and in Nampa, Idaho where Dee worked in the Dewey Palace Hotel. They returned to Wales, Utah for a short period, then moved to Melba, Idaho with his parents to farm. They lived in Melba for 53 years, where they reared eight children, watched them thrive and grow up. The last few months he resided in Nampa with one of his daughters.
Dee has been very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, having served in several positions, one of which was Chorister and Choir Director. He loved music and had a beautiful voice. He also sang with the Mormonaires Men Choir. He also loved to read and hunt, and go for long rides enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. He loved his family most of all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lionne Johnson, one son, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Rita of Melba, ID.; a brother, William J. (Charlotte) Bradshaw of Ogden, Utah; two sisters, Nadine (Keith) Moore of Idaho Falls, ID., and Verda (Calvin) Leishman of Caldwell, Idaho; three sons, Charles R. (Abby) Bradshaw of Marsing, ID, Thomas (Diana) Bradshaw, and Anthony (Sandra) Bradshaw, all of Melba, ID; five daughters, Ann (Dean) Leavitt, of Kuna, ID., Madalon (Richard) Corn, Susan (Lynn) Gamer, all of Nampa, ID., Camille (Don) Pannell, of Melba, ID., Faye (Tim) Boehlke of Kuna, ID.; fifty-three grandchildren, and 42 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Relyea Funeral Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9 until 9:30 a.m. at the L.D.S. Chapel in Melba prior to the services.

Elizabeth Brumback 
Elizabeth Hope Brumback, 81 of Nampa, passed away Thursday, October 28, 1999, at a Nampa hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Arrangements are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Elizabeth was born October 15, 1918, in Nampa, Idaho to Milton and Gladys (Millspaugh) Long, the oldest of 4 girls and 2 boys. She was raised and educated in the Nampa south side and Kuna area. She married O.C. “Smoke” Brumback on June 13, 1935. She worked at the ammunition depot at Mare Island, California during World War II. The family moved back to Nampa in 1943. She worked at various places and finally retired after 10 years of working at the Idaho State School and Hospital in 1980. She was a charter member of the Snake River Stampede Riding Club and a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed riding, fishing, hunting, bowling, traveling and being with her family.
Elizabeth is survived by her children: Nancy Knowlton and husband David, Wallace Brumback and wife Pauline both of Nampa, Mahala Bohlen and husband Gene of Rainier, Oregon; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Bobby Bradfus and husband Pete of Bremerton, WA, Semi Pittendrigh and husband Sandy of Sierra Madre, CA; 2 brothers, Jerry Long and wife Brita of Cusick, WA, John Long and wife Sara of Portland, OR; a sister-in-law, Euralee Campbell of Nampa and many nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Smoke in 1983; 1 grandson; 1 great grandson; her parents and 1 sister.
Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 2, 1999, at Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, Boise, ID 83705.
 
Earl Callaham 
Earl Callaham, 75 of Homedale passed away after a long and courageous baffle with cancer, on October 29, 1999, at the West Valley Medical Hospital in Caldwell. A Viewing will be held at Flahiff Funeral Home in Homedale from 4 to 8 p.m. on November 1, 1999. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 2, 1999, in Jordan Valley, Oregon at 2 p.m. 
Earl was born July 29, 1924, in Lincoln County, Nebraska to Carl and Julia Callaham. He was the fourth child of nine. Earl moved to Idaho in 1936, and completed his education in Parma, Idaho.
Earl worked on various ranches in Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming. From 1966 to 1986, he worked for the Jordan Valley Irrigation District. He retired in 1986, and moved to Homedale. Earl served on the Jordan Valley Lion’s Club and Homedale Senior Center; he held office with both organizations.
Earl married Jeneane Officer, July 5, 1956, in Winnemucca, Nevada. To this union, four children were born.
Earl is survived by his wife, Jeneane of Homedale; four children, Marilyn Schaefer and her husband, Rick of Biggs, Oregon, Herbert Callaham and his wife, Michelle of Kuna, Idaho, Albert Callaham and his wife, Shirley of Lodi, California, Rosalie Ramos and her husband, Julian of Payette, Idaho; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Lela Porter of Grants Pass, Oregon, Clara Lovitt of Parma, Idaho, Sadie Schultz and her husband, Ed of Homedale, Idaho; one brother, Raymond Callaham and his wife, Sharon of San Leandro, California; three sisters-in-law, Opal Callaham of Burney, California, Mardelle Callaham of McCall, Idaho, Mary Lou Callaham of La Grande, Oregon.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Julia Callaham; three brothers, Joe, Richard, Ervin and one sister, Betty Blenkinsop.

Robert Hogg 
Robert Steele Hogg, 83 of Caldwell, died peacefully at home, Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, of Lou Gehrigs disease. Funeral services will be conducted at the LDS Caldwell North Stake Center in Caldwell at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, under the direction of his son, Bishop George W. Hogg and the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Following the services, our loving husband, father and grandfather will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. 
Bob, as he was known by his family and many friends, was born May 7, 1916, in Cowley, Wyoming. He married Norma Darlene DeGraw on Feb. 4, 1947, in Stevenson, Washington. They were later sealed in the LDS Idaho Falls Temple on the 16th of February, 1950.
Bob was a carpenter by trade working in Washington State as a young man. In 1952, he moved his family from Washington State to Caldwell to work at Morea Feed in Marsing. In 1957, he co-founded the Feed Service Company, a successful farm service business serving the Treasure Valley and Eastern Idaho. He was well known by the farmers and others as an innovator in the farm services field. He was one of the first to bring liquid fertilizer to the Treasure Valley. He was a quiet man with a reputation for hard work, dependability and honesty. He had a kind heart and was always willing to help anyone in need and was well liked by everyone who knew him. In 1973, he retired from Feed Service and for many years involved himself in personal entrepreneur enterprises. He enjoyed sharing his successes in business with others and was involved with the start up of many Treasure Valley businesses.
He is survived by his wife, Norma of Caldwell; 11 children, Gerald and Maureen Hogg of New Market, MD., Robert and Shirley Hogg of Reno, NV, Norman and Brenda Hogg of Caldwell, Linda and Steve Carson of Nampa, Timothy and Linda Hogg of Caldwell, George and Kathy Hogg of Caldwell, Richard and Gwen Hogg of Caldwell, Mary Ann and Mark Christensen of Notus, James and Nancy Hogg of Caldwell, Lisa and Jon Dutton of Edmund, OK and Penny and Shane Simpson of Bellingham, WA.; 50 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Bulson of Boise. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, George and Beatrice Hogg, two brothers, Larry and Roland Hogg and a grandson, Gideon.
The family encourages donations to be given to the Family History Library, 3015 S. Kimball, Caldwell, ID. 83605 or flowers may be sent to the Caldwell North Stake Center, 23644 US Hwy. #30, Caldwell, 83605.
 
Isabel Sample 
Isabel Margaret Sample left her earthly home Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999. She was welcomed into heaven by her husband, Bob, who died June 26, 1999. Isabel counted her age not by years, but by all the wonderful friends, family members and experiences which brought joy to her life. Friends may share in the celebration of her life on Monday, Nov. 1, at Cloverdale Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Reverend Robert Miller of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene will be officiating. 
Isabel was born on Oct. 1, in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Edward M. and Margaret Adam Mackley. She attended Denver Public Schools, Denver School of Mines, and Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Id. She continued her education throughout her life by taking a variety of college courses. Isabel met her husband-to-be at a Denver garden party and it was “love at first sight”! They were married Sept. 8, 1934. She worked for the Olinger Mortuary of Denver while Bob was away on active duty during World War I.
Isabel and Bob adopted their daughter Sharon in Denver in 1945. In 1946, the family moved to Salt Lake City, and then on to Nampa in 1947. Isabel immediately became involved in civic groups and church activities. In 1954, they adopted their son David and their lives became even busier. Isabel taught Sunday School, belonged to the Federated Women’s Club, took square dance lessons, made beautiful ceramic figurines, gardened, taxied her children to swim, dance and music lessons, cheered at Little League games and supported Job’s Daughter activities. She volunteered at Mercy Hospital and was one of the original members of the Nampa Recreation Center. Isabel was a 65 year member of the P.E.O. sisterhood. She held all offices except treasurer which she laughed about and said that they “knew her weakness.” She was a member of Chapter BF in Denver and Chapters AX and BY in Nampa, Isabel was well known for her book reviews and love of poetry. She also enjoyed many years of playing golf and bridge and in later years, Isabel loved to attend Bible Study and Stitchery. She always said “they talked more than they stitched!”
Isabel worked as an office manager for Dr. J.R. Farber and as an Eligibility Examiner for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. She retired in 1980, to travel with her husband. In 1984, her children sent Isabel and Bob to her ancestral home of Scotland to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. In the following years they traveled to Ireland and England, Canada and around the United States.
We will remember mother for many things: her sense of humor, her delicious pies, her beautiful holiday dinners, her lovely rose garden, her love of literature and poetry, her deep devotion to her husband, children and grandchildren, her affection for her many friends, her dedication to the improvement of her community, and her devotion to Christian values. Though in recent years, Alzheimer’s Disease robbed her of her independence, she remained a loving, happy, “proper lady” who delighted in seeing family and friends. She was so very fortunate to have been taken care of by her loving husband, her faithful children and her two devoted granddaughters and then by the wonderful caregivers at River Place Assisted Living and at the Elgin and Harmony Ashley Manor homes.
Isabel was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ralph Mackley; and her husband, Bob.
Surviving family includes her daughter, Sharon DeLong of Boise; a son, David Sample of Saratoga, Ca.; her four grandchildren, Amy Hardee, Jennifer DeLong, Michael and John Sample; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew and Joshua Hardee and Lauren Grace Kerner. Isabel is also survived by a niece, Jeanne Welborn and her husband, Len; and by three nephews and their wives, John and Penny Tober, William and Shirley Sample and Robert and Joyce Sample.
The family wishes to thank mother’s dear friends for their love and concern, the caretakers for their excellent care at Elgin and Harmony Ashley Manor Care Centers and her doctors who showed such compassion and understanding for the Alzheimer’s patient. Thank you to Lois Strand and Jan Jones who shared their love and time with our parents and to her P.E.O. sisters who kept in contact with her.
Friends may call at Cloverdale Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m.
The family suggests memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.
 
Alice Stiehl-Hedges 
Alice B. Stiehl-Hedges, 88 of Nampa, Died Thursday, October 28, 1999 at a Nampa care center. Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 1, 1999 at the Parma Cemetery, Parma, Idaho. Services are under the direction of Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Alice was born to Arthur Clemens and Laura Bell Stephens Robins on January 14, 1911 in Beldon, Nebraska. She attended school in Nebraska graduated from high school in Iowa in 1928. She went to Wayne State Collage graduating in 1929 and became a teacher. She met and married George W. Stiehl in 1930. To this union was born four sons; Richard, Robert, Donald and Gary.
The family moved to Idaho in 1944 settling in Parma where they farmed. George passed away in 1953. In 1958 Alice married James C. Hedges. He passed away in 1981.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Kirkpatrick Community Presbyterian Church in Parma. She was a loving grandmother.
Because of failing health Alice moved to Heritage Retirement Center where she received loving care.
Survivors include her sons; Robert G. and JoAnn Stiehl of Nampa, Idaho, Gary and Martha Stiehl of Lake Fork, Idaho, two daughters-in-law; Betty L. Stiehl of Dear Lodge Montana, Beverly Stiehl of Boise, Idaho, a brother Wendell C. and Sue Robins of Phoenix, Arizona, also 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Alice was preceded in death by two sons; Richard W. and Donald A Stiehl, three brothers; Arthur her twin brother, Roy and Don, one sister; Cecil Story.
Friends and family may call from 1 until 9 p.m., Sunday, October 31, 1999, at the Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
 
Joyce Tonks 
Joyce Dotson Tonks, 66, died on October 27, 1999, at home in Boise, Idaho after a courageous battle with cancer. 
She was born November 23, 1932, the oldest child of Carl Christopher and Flora Belnap Dotson in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was raised in Pocatello, Idaho, graduating from Pocatello High School. She attended Ricks College.
She married Garland Calvin Tonks in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 10, 1950. They lived in Pocatello, Nampa, Meridian, and Boise, Idaho during their 50 years together.
She worked for Albertson’s several years as a bookkeeper, and for Mode-O-Day in Nampa. She was tirelessly devoted to her family, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She actively served in the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society and the Boy/Cub Scout Programs.
Joyce and Garland served a mission to the Toronto, Canada Temple in 1991. They served as Temple workers in Idaho Falls and Boise until recently.
She enjoyed the out of doors, crocheting, knitting, quilting, and blessing other people's lives through her service. She was especially devoted to her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Garland, of Boise; her mother, Flora B. Dotson of Springville, Utah; daughters, Linn (Kim) Hansen of Idaho Falls, Garla (Monty) Rupp of Kamiah, Idaho, Carole (David) Irish of Millbank, S.D., and Gail (Mike) Taylor of Boise; sons, Paul (Cathy) Tonks of Boise, Steven (Leonora) Tonks of Olympia, WA and Kale (Nita) Tonks of Pocatello; one sister, Renee (Marion) Smith of Springville, Utah; and one brother, Brian Dotson of Pocatello; 10 brothers and sisters-in-law; 28 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her father, Carl; her brother, Carl Jr.; and a grandson, Rhett Hansen.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 1, 1999, at the Meridian 18th Ward LDS Chapel, located at 11918 W. Ustick Rd., Bishop Rick Hopkins will officiate.
The family will meet with friends Sunday, October 31st from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Relyea Funeral Chapel, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at the Church. Graveside services will be held in Idaho Falls, Idaho at the Lincoln Cemetery, corner of 25th E. and Lincoln Rd., on Tuesday, November 2nd at Noon. Burial will follow. Family will greet friends from 11 a.m. to Noon at the Lincoln 3rd Ward L.D.S. Chapel on the corner of 25th E. and Mesa St., in Idaho Falls.

Don Eugene Cook 
Don Eugene Cook went to his eternal reward on Oct. 28, 1999. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at First Church of the Nazarene Nampa. 
Don was born to Vernon and Wilma Cook on May 27, 1929, near Blytheville, Ark. When he was 5 months old, the family moved to the Bakersfield, Calif. area. He acquired his education in the Kern County area schools and Pasadena College. He met Doris Sanders when he was a senior at Bakersfield High. They later married in June, 1950.
Don was a pastor and evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene for 25 years. In Aug. 1965 he moved to Weiser, Idaho, to resume the pastorate. Idaho has remained his home since that time. He was always very active in the local church. Don was always quick to help someone in need, donating his hours and means to make someone else’s life easier.
Don loved adventure. He enjoyed living, laughing and singing at the top of his voice, although the latter brought many humorous remarks. He loved hunting, fishing and camping.
The three ladies in his life were special to him: his wife, Doris, daughter Gwynn and granddaughter, Lyndsay. He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Gwynn and Cliff Bates; granddaughter, Lyndsay and Eric Hickman, all of Nampa; two brothers, Vernon, Dean and Margie Cook; several nieces and nephews, all of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother, James.
Don’s life was spent in anticipation of Jesus’ return. He never feared death, and always thought how great heaven would be.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Nazarene Care House, 600 15th Ave. S., Nampa.
 
Rose Lawson 
Rose Lawson, 84, of Caldwell, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at a Nampa care center of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 1, 1999 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Rev. John Mars of the Caldwell United Methodist Church will officiate. Private burial will be at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. 
Rose was born January 2, 1915 at Farmington, Utah to Henry and Abbie Ward, one of 12 children. She married Virgil W. Livingston in 1932. They were later divorced. To that marriage were born her two children.
In 1949 she married Hilton (Jack) Burke. He was in the Air Force and they spent several years in Africa and Guam during his tour of duty. Mr. Burke died in 1974, at which time Rose moved to Caldwell. She married Samuel B. Lawson September 7, 1976. They enjoyed many happy years together.
Rose was a very giving person and seemed to know everyone. She loved to tease those around her. Especially the staff at Caldwell and Nampa Care Centers, during her years of stay. She thought of them as family.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Dorsey of Caldwell; a son, Jerry Livingston and his wife, Lucy of Donnelly, ID; two step-daughters, Charlotte Vea of Vancouver, WA and Barbara Hartmann of Forest Grove, OR.; three grandchildren, who brought a lot of joy into her life, Dr. Pamela Solhaug and her husband, Steve of Seattle, WA., Dan Dorsey and his wife, Chrisanne of Caldwell and Steve Dorsey and his wife, Lisa of Nampa; and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, her parents, and all of her brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel on Sunday, October 31, 1999 from noon to 6 p.m.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Pet Haven, P.O. Box 481, Nampa, ID 83653, or to a favorite charity.
 
Donald C. Zurfas 
Don (J.J) Zurfas passed away at his home in Nampa on Sunday, October 24, 1999. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 1999 at the American Legion Hall in Nampa. Services are under the direction of Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Don was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 17, 1928 to Cleotis C. and Juanita (Russell) Zurfas. Don was raised in the Frankfort, Indiana area. Don entered the U.S. Army in November of 1948. While in the service he served two tours of duty in Korea during the Korean War. In 1955 he transferred to the U.S. Air Force and was discharged in December of 1958 due to health problems.
Don moved to Nampa, Idaho in 1973. He met his wife, Rebecca, in 1987 and was later married August 1, 1987 in Winnemucca, Nev. With his marriage he gained two stepchildren whom he helped to raise.
Don’s favorite pastimes were talking on the CB Radio and helping truckers and other people who needed help. He was known on the CB as J.J. In May of 1994 Don got his Amateur Radio Operators License. Don was active in the I-84 Control Group. He was a member of The Valley Wild React Team, The Disaster Service Communication Group, The Snake River Amateur Radio Club, and enjoyed talking to the people on the Over the Hill Commute group early in the morning. Don was also a member of the American Legion Post 18 of Nampa. He was also a life member of both the VFW Post 3465 and the DAV Chapter 13 in Nampa, and was an avid supporter of the Disabled American Van Program.
Don is survived by his wife, Rebecca; his two step-children, Keith and Jennifer Lee of Nampa; his brother, Robert J. Zurfas of Frankfort, Indiana; sisters, Louellen Essex-Weatherman of Roseville, Minnesota and Kay Helen Rittmiller of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
His parents preceded him in death.

George Asselin 
George Asselin, 87, of Nampa, died on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at Holly Nursing and Rehab in Nampa. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at the Alsip Funeral Chapel. Pastor Robert L. Miller of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. A private entombment will follow at the Building of Reverence at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. 
George Asselin was born on Nov. 9, 1911 in Nampa, the son of Ernest and Roseanne (Rivett) Asselin. He was reared and educated in Nampa where he attended St. Paul’s Catholic School. He married Pauline Comstock on October 7, 1934 in Nampa and they just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
George and Pauline have made their home in Nampa since they were married. He retired from the City of Nampa in 1973. George enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church and a past member of the Nampa Elks Lodge #1389.
George is survived by his wife, Pauline Asselin, Nampa; daughter, Mary Ann Barton, Nampa; son and daughter-in-law, George and Donna Asselin, Nampa; grandson and his family, Mike and Shannon Asselin and their children, Devin and Bryce; granddaughter and her family, Paula and Jaime Herrera and their children, Trey and Taber, all of Nampa; a great-granddaughter, Stefanie Barton, Dana Point, CA; a sister, Anna O’Keefe, Nampa; a sister-in-law, Mildred Asselin, Nampa; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Richard Barton; a grandson, Bob Barton; four brothers and a sister.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Vista Care Hospice, 680 S. Progress Ave. Suite 2A, Meridian, ID 83642.
 
Elva Dean 
Elva Marie Boatman Dean, 78 of Mesquite, Nev., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 after a long and courageous battle with multiple health problems. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at Mesquite under the direction of Spilsbury & Beard’s Virgin Valley Mortuary. 
She was born Sept. 18, 1921 in Notus, Idaho to Roy C. and Elsie Catherine Petersen Boatman. She married Freeman S. Dean April 12, 1941. He preceded her in death in May, 1994.
The fifth of 10 children, Mrs. Dean spent her childhood on the family farm in Notus. She and her husband traveled much of the U.S. together before settling in Boise for 10 years. The travel bug bit them again and they resettled in their favorite area, Wickenburg, Ariz. They lived there together for nine years, until Mr. Dean’s death, then Mrs. Dean moved to Sun City. She remained there until moving to Mesquite to be with her daughter and son-in-law. Prior to retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Dean owned a service maintenance business for the Albertson’s grocery chain. They also owned a trailer park in Boise. Mrs. Dean enjoyed traveling, prospecting and being in the desert close to nature.
She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Del Martin of Mesquite and Paula and Len Faulkner of West Jordan, Utah; three grandchildren, Diana Shapiro of S. Ogden, Steve Bradley of Layton and Shaun Martin of Garland, all in Utah; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dudley Boatman of Albuquerque, N.M. and Fred Boatman of Caldwell; and one sister, Dorothy Frazier of Caldwell.

Dorothy Ayleen Edwards 
Dorothy Ayleen Edwards, 82 of Nampa, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at a Nampa care center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 29, 1999 at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. Arrangements are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Ayleen was born August 8, 1917 in Yuma, Colorado to Roy and Bernice (Owen) Hunt. She was raised and educated in Caldwell, Idaho and Pomona, California. She was an artist and designer at Pomona Tile Company during World War II. She married Herbert E. Edwards on December 19, 1941 in Las Vegas. Ayleen loved crafts and knitting and was an excellent seamstress where she worked at Beaus and Belles Bridal Shop in Claremont, California.
Ayleen later was the cook at the Pomona 1st Federal Savings and Loan in Claremont where she was greatly loved and honored when she retired in 1981. Herbert preceded her in death in 1976. Ayleen was a member of the Pomona Foursquare Church in Southern California and she leaves many friends and family who will miss her greatly.
Ayleen is survived by a daughter, Donna Lerner and husband, David of Meridian; a sister, Dona Crawford and husband, Don of Nampa; two grandchildren, Kelly Cano (Terry) of Emmett and Steve Terry of Nampa; and two nieces, Rhonda Kren and Darla Nichols. Among the treasures of her heart are her three great-grandchildren, Jill, Nicole and Austin.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Feed the Children, Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.
 
Alfred R. Poole Sr. 
Alfred R. Poole Sr., Sergeant Major U.S. Army Retired, 70 of Emmett, dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, died Monday, October 25, 1999 in an Emmett hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sweet Cemetery in Sweet, Idaho, with Bishop Cortland Honn conducting. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Services are under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel, Emmett. Following the service there will be a gathering at the Ola Community Hall for a dinner for friends and family. 
Alfred was born on Nov. 10, 1928 at Corry, PA. Alfred married Lorraine Ziegenhagen in June of 1953. He served in the U.S. Army and was in Korea and Vietnam. Alfred was also stationed in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia, where he lived with his family before retiring in Boise, Idaho. Alfred divorced and married Esta A. Logan on May 17, 1985. Al has always loved horses. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Esta of Emmett; three children, Darlene Sanders of Boise, Helen and her husband, Victor Alexander of Nampa and Alfred Roy Poole Jr. of Caldwell; four step children, Joyce Inman of New York, Mike Logan of Boise, Connie Jetley of Mountain Home and Tracie Becktold of High Valley; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Donna Wainwright 
Donna Gipe Wainwright died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. Cremation and a private family memorial service was held in Twin Falls. 
Donna was born Feb. 7, 1941 to Don and Lois Ashcraft Gipe in Caldwell. She was raised and educated in Caldwell and continued to live there several years. As an adult she obtained her license as a registered respiratory therapist, a vocation she loved.
Donna’s illness eventually forced her to retire from the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Donna is survived by her husband, David; three children, Debbie Baker of Chocowinity, N.C., Kenneth Hunt of Payette and David Hunt of Vancouver, Wash.; seven grandchildren; two younger sisters, Diana Wheeler of Cottonwood, Nev. and Dealta Perkne of Bend, Ore.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Lois Gipe; her maternal grandparents, Howard and Alice Ashcraft; and paternal grandparents, John and Opal Gipe.
The family suggests contributions to The Scleroderma Foundation, 704 Gardner Center Road, New Castle, PA 16101.

Winifred Mary Foreman 
Winifred Mary Foreman, 93 of Meridian and formerly of Oreana, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999 at a local care center of natural causes. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Chapel of the Chimes, Meridian. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Meridian. Internment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Oreana Cemetery. 
Winifred Mary (Paulin) Foreman was born at Cannelton, Indiana to John Edward and Ludwina (Shaefer) Paulin. As a child she moved with her family to Montana and then to Nampa. On Nov. 16, 1925 she married Kirby Foreman. They made their home at Oreana where they ranched until he retired in 1961. She moved to Meridian in 1978.
Survivors include her children, Beryle and Elwin Saxton, Ruth and Bob Collett, Patricia and Ed Novacek, Bonnie Riley, Neil and Francis Foreman, Robert and Mary Foreman; son-in-law, George Marshall; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grace Wees.
Her husband, Kirby; a daughter, Neva Marshall; her parents; five brothers; two sisters; numerous nieces and nephews; and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death.
Memorials may be sent to the Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 828 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian 83642; the Catholic Church at Oreana, ID; or to a hospice organization.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. with vigil service at 7.
 
Ruth V. Cline 
Ruth V. Cline, 86, of Caldwell, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at an extended living facility in Nampa. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 1999 at the Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. 
Ruth was born February 2, 1913 at Red Cloud, Nebraska, to Ora and Grace Kersey. She married John Cline in 1933, and they moved to California where John joined the U.S. Navy and Ruth went to work for the U.S. Postal Service. John died in 1966 and when Ruth retired from the postal service, she and her son, Dan, moved to Sand Hollow where they have made their home from that time on.
Ruth was a wonderful, giving, loving person and had many friends all over the world whom she kept up with through correspondence and telephone. She had many interests in life, but her greatest joy was her son, Dan, and her grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Dan and his wife, Tracy; her two grandsons, Travis and Dillon Cline; three brothers, Clifford Kersey and his wife, Omie of Sand Hollow, Calvin Kersey and his wife, Hazel of Homedale and Orville Kersey and his wife, Ruby of Fairbanks, AK; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents, Ora and Grace Kersey and one sister, Naoma Kersey.
Ruth touched the lives of each and every person who knew her and was loved by all. We all wish her Godspeed and will greatly miss her.
 
Homer Frank Finley 
Homer Frank Finley, 74, of Nampa, died Sunday, October 24, 1999 at his home. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at the Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
He is survived by a son, James Cole of Boise; five daughters, Eloise Shartzer of Nampa, Alice Jose of Caldwell, Patsy Maki of Caldwell, Jenny Thornton of Nampa and Carol Lopez of Homedale; a sister, Louise Pugh of Burns, OR; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eloise Finley; a brother, Ralph; and a sister, Florence.


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