|Velma M. Martineau
Velma M. Martineau, 87, of Nampa, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at
a Nampa hospital. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, February
25, 2000 at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Funeral Mass will be celebrated
at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 26, 2000 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Nampa.
Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa. Services are under the
direction of Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Velma was born on April 11, 1912 at Purdy, Missouri to John and Lillie
Barnes Eastman, one of eight children. They lived in Horton, Kansas for
a short time. In 1918 they moved to Nampa, where she was educated. She
graduated from Nampa high school in 1931 and married her high school sweetheart,
Ve Martineau, two years later. They had one daughter, VeYonne. They farmed
all their married life on a farm south of Nampa. Upon retiring, they traveled
throughout the United States, Canada, and Hawaii. They were active members
of the Good Sams Gem Sprouts Club, and accompanied them on all their campouts.
Her joy in life was her husband, her family, and her many good friends.
At Ve’s death, they had enjoyed 57 good years of married life.
Survivors include her daughter, VeYonne and Norman Schell of Nampa;
grandchildren, Terri and Matt Bunn and Mike and Patty Schell, all of Nampa,
and Kay Tomolo of Las Vegas; six great-grandchildren, Chad Tomolo and Tina
Tomolo of Las Vegas, Lisa Bunn, Shane Bunn, Corey Schell, and Ryan Schell,
all of Nampa; a sister, Thelma Webb of Upton, California; three sisters-in-law,
Alvina Callsen of Caldwell, Rita Ward, Theresa Knox all of Nampa; a brother-in-law,
Bill Knox of Nampa, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and six brothers.
All who knew her, especially her family, will miss her.
Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made in Velma’s
name to Mercy Hospice at 1512 12th Ave. Rd., Nampa, ID 83686.
Walter Adrain Schroeder
Walter Adrain Schroeder, 95, of Caldwell, went to be with his Lord
on February 22, 2000. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
February 26, 2000 at the First Baptist Church, Caldwell. Pastor Dick Shaw
will officiate. Cremation was under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral
Adrain was born July 20, 1904 at Arago, Oregon, a son of Walter V.
and Dorlisca E. Clinton Schroeder. He was reared and educated there. He
attended the University of Oregon for three years and played the oboe in
the University Symphony Orchestra. He married his sweetheart, Mary C. Gasner,
on March 15, 1936 at Norway, Oregon. He owned and operated several logging
operations in southwestern Oregon and later owned and operated grocery
stores in Ophir, Gold Beach, and Metolius, Oregon. They then lived in Seward,
Alaska for eight years where he was a weather observation reporter, and
moved to Caldwell in 1975. He was a logger at heart all of his life and
enjoyed topping and cutting down trees. He was a loving, caring, and devoted
husband, father and grandfather, and loved most having his family around
him. He will be greatly missed.
He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Caldwell, and
Past Master of the Masonic Lodge at Gold Beach, Oregon.
Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church, 221 E Linden, Caldwell,
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary of Caldwell; two sons,
Walter C. and Anne Schroeder of Gresham, OR and Duane A. Schroeder of Portland,
OR; a daughter, Deanna E. and Mickey Stritzke of Caldwell; nine grandchildren,
Don Stritzke and Jacki of Caldwell, Lori Stritzke of Caldwell, Vicki Stritzke
Ferrenburg and Kelly of Eugene, OR, Elizabeth Davidson and Troy of Estacada,
OR, Heather Clausing and John of Vancouver, WA, Meg Peterson and Jeff of
Beaverton, OR, Heidi Schroeder of Eugene, OR, Gretchen Schroeder of New
York City and Peter Schroeder of Beaverton, OR; brothers-in-law, Henry
Gasner of Myrtle Point, OR and Harold Dick of Oakridge, OR; sister-in-law,
Emma McClellen of Myrtle Point, OR; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Thelma Iverson,
Velda Bunch and Leanna Dick, all of Oregon.
Fern Mildred Torkelson
Fern Mildred Torkelson, 87, of Nampa, was called home to be with the
Lord, her husband and her daughter on Friday, February 18, 2000 at a Nampa
care center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, February
25, 2000 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Reverend Wendell Hendershott
of the Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Services are under the direction
of Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Fern was born April 2, 1912, at Mason City, Iowa, to Charles and Emma
(Swanson) Newburg. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church
in Mason City. She attended high school and graduated in 1929. She married
the love of her life, Howard Torkelson, on October 11, 1930, and they moved
to Redlands, California. She worked many years at the Telephone Company
and retired in 1972.
She and her late husband loved to travel and enjoyed taking their two
grandsons on trips, especially to Canada and the World’s Fair. Her great-grandchildren
were very special to her and she spent many days helping baby-sit them.
She always referred to her great-granddaughter, Linda, as her little angel.
In 1972 they moved to Nampa to be close to their daughter and family.
She was a 50-year member in the Downey Chapter #160, Order of Eastern
Star, Downy, California. Mom was a very wonderful, caring mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother. She was always there for her family and others.
She will be missed by all of us.
“Hold her gently, Jesus
She was very tired today
She tried so hard to hide the pain
And brush the tears away
You know how much
She suffered, Lord
Yet loved You all the while
You know how many heartaches
Were hidden in her smile
So hold her gently, Jesus
And I am sure You’ll say
The Cross she bore so patiently
Became her Crown today.”
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Robert Mac
Donald; two grandsons and wives, Robert H. and Joline and William W. and
Deborah; two great-grandsons, William H. and Scott G. Mac Donald; and one
great-granddaughter, Linda S. Mac Donald, all in Nampa; and a sister, Ellen
Bauer in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard in 1997 after
67 years together; a daughter, Linda Louise Torkelson in 1957; her parents;
five brothers; and two sisters.
Fern looked forward to returning to her Heavenly Father and to be with
her husband, Howard and daughter, Linda and many beloved family members
Friends and family may call from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Persons
Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
LouAnn Enochs, 64, died on February 14, 2000, from injuries received
in a tragic accident. An open house will be held on Sunday, February 27,
at the Nampa Civic Center from 2 to 5 p.m. All who knew her are invited
to join the family in this celebration of her wonderful life.
LouAnn was born in Greeley, Colorado, on October 18, 1935 to Earl and
Thelma Olson. She attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a
degree in Home Economics. In 1957 she married William A. Bauscher. After
living in Texas for a short time, they returned to Idaho and settled in
Caldwell. LouAnn was an elementary teacher in the Caldwell school district
for many years and was truly loved and admired by her students and colleagues.
She loved children and her positive influence has had a lifelong effect
on many whom she mentored.
In 1967 she married the love of her life, Schuyler R. Enochs. They
purchased a small farm and beautiful home in the country west of Caldwell
where she spent much time with two of her passions, gardening and gourmet
She was actively involved in the Idaho AIDS Foundation and AIDS education,
PFLAG, PEO Chapter AU, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and was an active proponent of
human rights. LouAnn was the model mother, wife, sister and friend. Her
caring spirit extended far into the community with countless acts of kindness
to family, friends and even strangers. She was a dedicated mother to her
cherished son, Brett, and that motherly love and support continued until
her death. She was also a mother to her stepsons, Karl and Ken, and she
loved them as her own. She moved to Seattle for two months to care for
Karl while he was dying from AIDS. This experience moved her to become
deeply involved in educating others and in raising funds for prevention
and a cure of this horrible disease. Her family and the community have
lost a beautiful, caring and generous person and she will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Thelma Olson; and
a stepson, Karl Enochs.
She is survived by her husband, Schuyler Enochs; a son, Brett Bauscher
and wife, Suzanne, Caldwell; a stepson, Ken Enochs and wife, Dawn Matus,
Tokyo, Japan; a brother, Tom Olson and wife, Helen, Boise; a sister-in-law,
Dorothy Edmonston, Santa Cruz, California; a niece, Althea Davidson and
husband, Doug, Renton, Washington; and many, many beloved friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Idaho
AIDS Foundation, 6067 Corporal Lane, Boise, ID 83704 or your favorite charity.
Janet E. Murray
Janet Murray, 64 of Seward, Alaska, formerly of Middleton, passed away
Feb. 21, 2000 of natural causes in the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Janet was born March 7, 1935 in Spinney Hill, Saskatchewan, Canada,
moving to Iowa in 1938. The family made their home in the Boise Valley
since she was a child.
Janet served in the U.S. Army in 1958. She worked in the insurance
field through 1986 followed by a liver transplant in 1987.
Being Janet’s dream, she moved to Alaska in 1994, where she resided
until the time of her death.
She is survived by her two sons, Rick Powell and wife, Cathie, and
Larry Aldrich, all of Caldwell; her granddaughter, Fallon Powell; a sister,
Lois Bacon of Boise; aunts and uncles, all of Corvallis, Ore.; several
nieces and nephews; and many good friends.
Janet was preceded in death by her mother and youngest son, Steven
It was Janet’s wish to be cremated. A memorial service will be held
at a later date for friends and relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans.
Charles ‘Mack’ Ball
Charles “Mack” Ball, 77, Caldwell passed away Tuesday at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2000,
at First Southern Baptist Church, 912 W. Linden, at the corner of Linden
& Marshall in Caldwell. Pastor Earl Lowen will officiate. Burial will
follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Idaho. Visitation will be today
from 5 to 7 p.m. at Riverside Cremation and Burial, 9603 W. Chinden Blvd.,
Charles was born March 25, 1922 in Evarts, Kentucky, the son of P.C.
and Kyla Johnson Ball. He worked in the Merchant Marine during W.W. II
in Baltimore, Maryland, as a welder, placing armor on merchant ships. He
married Dora Tackett on August 15, 1950, at Jonesville, Virginia. They
lived in Evarts, Kentucky until moving to Caldwell in 1960, where they
owned and operated Mack’s Fruit and Vegetable.
Charles was a lifelong Christian and member of the First Southern Baptist
Church in Caldwell. He taught a Sunday School Class for adult men for many
years. He loved to read, and developed an extensive vocabulary. He loved
to travel, and when he could not travel, he went many places through reading.
He is survived by his wife, Dora of Caldwell; three sons, David of
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Larry of Caldwell, and Jesse of Portland; one sister,
Kathleen Hightower of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; four grandsons; and one granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and an older brother, Maurice.
The family suggests memorials to the Caldwell First Southern Baptist
Church or Mercy Hospital Hospice.
Stan C. Coate
Stan C. Coate, 51, of Nampa, died on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at a Nampa
hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2000
at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Robert L. Miller
officiating. A private burial will precede the services at Hillcrest Memorial
Garden, Caldwell. Arrangements are under the direction of Alsip Funeral
Stan C. Coate was born on March 22, 1948 in Glendale, California. Stan
was reared and educated in southern California and graduated from Covina
High School in 1966. He was a store manager in the Akron retail chain,
owned Stan’s Cars in Nampa, and was working at the U.S. Post Office in
Boise at the time of his death. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in
the U.S. Army Infantry. Stan loved his dogs, playing pick-up basketball
games and camping.
Stan is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Floyd; a granddaughter,
Alyssa Nicole Floyd; his fiance, Carol Thompson; and one brother, Charles
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth N. and Sylvester “Bud”
Charles W. Parvin
Charles W. Parvin, DVM, former Homedale jockey, died Jan. 10, 2000
at his Hot Springs, Ark. home.
Surviving are his wife, Annabelle Moore Parvin; daughters, Ruth and
Nilea; grandson, Yannik of Hot Springs; and sister, Norma Walker of Nampa.
Cremains will be buried at Marsing-Homedale Cemetery at a later date.
Stacia Sanders Wood
The Lord Jesus came to Stacia Eva Craton Sanders Wood on Feb. 21, 2000
and said, “Come away, My Precious One.” She left surrounded by loving children,
grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Stacia was born to William and Mabel Craton April 4, 1906 in Gering,
Nebraska. She grew up in LaGrange, Wyoming, and received her education
there. She met Floyd M. Sanders and they where married May 17, 1922. To
this union was born six children, Kenneth and Dorothy Sanders, Alice and
Don Martin, Myra Gaines, Richard and Rose Sanders, all of Kennewick, Wash.,
Joyce Loree and Ray Mann of Hamilton, Mont. and Ted and Evelyn Sanders
of San Diego; numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren;
two sisters; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Floyd passed away in 1960 and Stacia moved to Nampa where she trained
and graduated as a licensed practical nurse. She nursed in San ‘Diego,
Nampa and Kennewick. On Jane 15, 1963 she married John S. Wood and her
family grew. She leaves behind Glen and Charlotte Wood, Melvin and Betty
Wood and numerous grand, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 at the Kennewick
Nazarene Church, 2402 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick. Burial will follow at Desert
Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, from noon to
8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Mueller’s Tri Cities Funeral
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennewick Nazarene
Church Building Fund, 2402 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick, WA 99338.
Wesley ‘Stubby’ Rhinehart
Wesley "Stubby" Rhinehart, 52 of Caldwell, died Tuesday, February 15,
2000 near Riley, Oregon of injuries received in an accident. Memorial services
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at Dakan Funeral Chapel,
Wesley was born March 26, 1947 at Powell, Wyoming to Josephine and
James Rhinehart. As he was growing up, he traveled a great deal because
his father was also a truck driver. He entered the U.S. Navy on April 28,
1965 and served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged April 28,
1968. Wesley married Gail Dilbert July 18, 1975 and they had a daughter,
Amy Arlinna. Wesley enjoyed riding his Harley and letting his hair blow
in the wind. He was a free spirit and loved camping, hiking, fishing, hunting
and the open road. He was the type of person to help anyone he could. He
was a plain and simple man and loved life itself.
Wesley is survived by his wife, Gail of California; his daughter, Amy
and her husband, Joe of Idaho; a brother, Doug and his wife, Delphina of
Texas; a sister, Jean Harvey of Louisiana; a daughter-in-law, Michele and
her husband, David; six grandchildren, Tyler, Alanna, “Lil” Joe, Sabrina,
Anthony and Joshua; and numerous aunts, uncles and friends.
Funeral services for Lureta Mary Cole Simpson of North Salt Lake, Utah,
who died at her home Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 of natural causes, will be
held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the North Salt Lake Orchard 3rd Ward
building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 261 E. Center
St., North Salt Lake. Bishop Kelly Gibbs will conduct the services. Lureta’s
family and friends will meet at the Ward from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. for viewing
prior to services. Interment will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Rupert
Cemetery, Rupert, Idaho, under the direction of the Lindquist’s Bountiful
Lureta Simpson was born Jan. 22, 1913 in Rupert, to William Banford
Cole and Pearl Lida Bullock, who homesteaded in Rupert where she was raised.
Her father was also sheriff of Minidoka County for several years, which
she enjoyed because they lived in the courthouse for that time. She had
a happy childhood.
She married Edward Phillip Lord Simpson Aug. 14, 1930 in the Salt Lake
LDS Temple. Edward farmed in the Rupert area. In 1949 they moved to Caldwell
where she was a librarian and accountant for many years at the Caldwell
Library. As a member of the LDS Church, she filled many ward and stake
positions. She also served a full time mission for the Church in the California,
San Diego Mission and one temple mission.
She is survived by 11 children: five daughters, Sharon Grover of Parma,
Doris Ballantyne of Nyssa, Ore., Lureta Carter of North Salt Lake, Betty
Moses and Carol Gillam, both of West Jordan, Utah; six sons, Nolan Cole
Simpson of Roseburg, Ore., Leland Cole Simpson of Coquille, Ore., Leonard
Cole Simpson of Orem, Utah, Edward Cole Simpson of Bellingham, Wash., and
William Cole Simpson of Hurricane, Utah and Mark Cole Simpson of Caldwell;
a sister, Julia Knight of Rupert; 69 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, parents, four brothers and sisters and three great-grandchildren
preceded her his death.
Lee Storey, 60, of Holland, Mich. and formerly of Culdesac and Nampa,
died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 at is home. A memorial service will be held
at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holland. Cremation has taken place.
Lee attended school in Nampa, graduating from Nampa High School in
1958. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Idaho. He retired
as a teacher from West Ottawa Public Schools in 1985.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Nancy; mother, Ella Mae Storey
of Nampa; a brother, Marvin Storey of Coeur d’Alene; father and mother-in-law,
William and Virginia Orr of West Olive, Mich.; and a brother-in-law, Larry
and Carol Orr of Holland. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Kenneth Albert Good, 81 of Middleton, passed away Wednesday, February
16, 2000, at his home. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, February
21, 2000, at the Meridian Gospel Tabernacle, 1507 N. Meridian Rd.. Burial
will follow in the Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa. Services are under the direction
of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Kenneth was born on February 27, 1918, in Herick, South Dakota to Marion
Francis and Lida Mary Frasier Good. He married Renee’ E. Dice on June 5,
1943, in Galveston, TX. They moved to Idaho in 1946, where he worked as
a farmer until retiring in 1980, to enjoy his family and friends.
He loved music and playing his banjo, fiddle, mandolin and mouth harp
and was a lifetime member of the Old Time Fiddlers. He also loved gardening
and fishing or just being outdoors. Kenneth served in the U.S. Army during
WWII in the Philippines and was a member of the American Legion for 40
years. He was also a member of Jolly Time Dance Club for 10 years.
He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Renee’ of Middleton; his children,
Ken L. Good of Caldwell, Phyllis Gibson and her husband, Allen of Reno,
NV and Norman W. Good and his wife, Mae of Caldwell; 9 grandchildren; 9
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wilma Bruce of Castro Valley, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters and
two twin granddaughters, Sarah and Rebecca Good.
Friends may call at the Alsip Chapel on Saturday and Sunday from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Valley Crisis Center, 1400 N. Midland
Blvd., Nampa, ID 83651.
Marcella Mary (Davis) Kirby, 83, of Settler’s Park in Baker City died
on Thursday, February 17, 2000. Recitation of the rosary will be Monday,
February 21, 2000, at 7 p.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel.
Mass of Christian burial for Marcy will be held at St. Francis de Sales
Cathedral at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2000, with a graveside service
following. Officiating will be Father Rob Irwin. A luncheon will be served
in the basement of the church after the graveside service.
Marcella was born February 11, 1917, in Boise, Idaho to Edwin and Marcella
Marcy married John Kirby in 1935, and the couple moved to Seattle,
WA for three years. Returning to Baker City in 1944, John started the Baker
Livestock Auction. They were involved in the cattle industry in Eastern
Oregon and Western Idaho for the next 50 years. Marcy was the granddaughter
of Julia and Thomas Davis who donated land to the city of Boise for the
development of the Julia Davis Park. She was involved in the promotion
and numerous activities for the preservation of the park. She was a faithful
wife, generous to her children and loyal to her friends. She was an avid
bridge player, a lifelong gardener and filled her home with needlepoint
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Julia Ann in 1952, and her
devoted husband John Benton in 1993.
She is survived by her brother, Tom Davis of Cascade, Idaho; sister,
Mary Kirby of Baker City; daughters, Shannon Sullivan and Marcella Englehardt,
both of Baker City; son, John Kirby of Portland; five grandchildren and
Her family wishes to thank the people involved at St. Elizabeth Hospital,
Home Health and Settler’s Park for all their help in making the last year
of her life as comfortable as possible. They also want to thank the people
of Baker County for making Baker City a wonderful community in which to
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Elizabeth
Carol T. Quast, 84 of Ontario passed away, February 17, 2000, at her
residence. Memorial services will be held Monday, February 21, 2000, at
2 p.m., at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Ontario.
Carol was born in Gooding, Idaho on December 25, 1915, to Lewis and
Lida M. Taylor. She graduated from Gooding High School in 1934. In 1937,
she graduated from Columbus Hospital in Seattle, Washington, earning a
nursing degree. Carol enjoyed her nursing profession and retired in 1990.
After her graduation she married Henry N. Quast Jr. in Gooding, Idaho.
In 1961, after living in various towns in the area, they moved to Ontario,
Henry died in 1987 after 50 years of marriage.
Carol enjoyed being involved in many activities, including her bridge
groups, St. Matthews Episcopal Church activities and P.E.O. She also treasured
her time with friends and family. She will be missed by all.
She is survived by: two daughters and son-in-laws, Nanci and Cris Bent
and Sue and Don Reay; two grandsons, Mike and his wife, Brenda Reay and
Pat Reay; two great-grandsons, Bryan and Tyler Reay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association or Four Rivers Cultural Center, c/o Lienkaemper Chapel,
P.O. Box 970, Ontario, OR 97914.
Thelma Mae Spielman, 80 of Nampa, died Thursday, February 17, 2000,
at a Nampa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday,
February 22, 2000, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Rev. Tom Kirk, pastor
of the Kuna United Methodist Church will officiate.
Thelma was born on October 5, 1919, in Kuna, Idaho to William and Reba
Moser Thompson. She was raised and educated in Kuna, graduating from Kuna
High School in 1937. She married Percy Lowe on March 9, 1939, in Boise.
They made their home in Kuna and worked for several years as a weighmaster
for Amalgamated Sugar Factory in Nampa. Percy passed away in 1967. She
married Otto Spielman on October 2, 1970, in Nampa. Together they operated
Ott’s grocery store on Southside Blvd. Otto preceded her in death in 1993.
Thelma was a lifetime member of the Kuna United Methodist Church, the
Rebekahs and has been a volunteer for many years with Meals on Wheels and
the Mercy Gift Shop, where she has been honored as Volunteer of the Month.
Her interests were many, including being an avid card player with her friends.
She loved cooking for and entertaining her family and friends. She loved
all sporting events, a beautiful home and lawn and enjoyed camping at S.I.S.C.R.A.
She is survived by: her children, Glenda Gross of Nampa, Eric Lowe
of Nampa, Lee Lowe and wife, Edith of Imbler, Ore, Marlene Riplinger and
husband, Bob of Idaho Falls, Marsha Roberts and husband, Grant of Caldwell
and Marla Rue and husband, Michael of Coeur d’Alene; 11 grandchildren;
5 step grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 11 step great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Marie Brown of Kuna and Margaret Huskey of Pocatello; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Alsip Chapel on Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Kuna United Methodist Church, 260 W. 4th
St., Kuna, ID 83634 or to a favorite charity.
John Patrick Tegge, 75, of Caldwell, died Thursday, February 10, 2000,
in Hawaii. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February
21, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caldwell, under the direction
of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. The family would like to invite friends
to share stories at a reception following services.
John was born April 1, 1924, in Miles City, Montana, to Philomena G.
Tegge and Randolf C. Tegge. “Pat,” as most people called him, along with
his mother and older brother, Bill, moved to Caldwell, Idaho, in 1930,
and bought property at 3rd and Everett which remains in the family today.
At the height of the Depression, work was hard to come by for a single
mother and at a very young age the boys picked up anything they could sell
in their little red wagon.
They would clean heads of lettuce that the grocer would throw out and
sell it to the neighborhood ladies. During the cold winter mornings, Pat
built the fire in the furnace at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Scallon
would either be too cold or too warm. He cleaned toilets and spittoons
at the taverns to provide for the family. His education started in Caldwell
then he attended Catholic grade school in Nampa and returned to Caldwell
High School, graduating in 1943. In high school, he went to work for Clare
Weeks at Quality Market.
On June 16, 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. From a young
age he enjoyed target practice with his rifle. Because of his marksman
ability he was assigned to the special unit, Marine Raiders as a machine
gunner. His unit was in the invasion of Guam, participated in action against
the enemy at the consolidation of Northern Solomons, Emirau Islands, St.
Matthias Group and the Marianias Islands. Pat received an honorable discharge
on November 8, 1945. He was proud to be a United States Marine.
He returned to Caldwell and worked at Quality Market. He met and married
Irene Rinker and moved to Moscow, Idaho, to attend the University of Idaho.
While at Moscow his wife returned to Caldwell, where his daughter Patricia
was born. He started his career in heavy construction working with Morrison
Knudsen and Henry J. Kaiser Construction Co. He worked on large projects
such as the St. Lawrence Seaway, Bonneville Dam, The Dalles Dam, the John
Day Dam and many large bridges, always returning to Caldwell between jobs.
In 1958, he was a candidate for Caldwell’s first full-time mayor. He
was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge, a forty-two
year member of A.F.L. and C.I.O. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
Pat worked on all the dams on the Columbia River making The Dalles,
Oregon, his second home for 19 years, where he met and married Nadine Erickson.
He finished his career working in Juneau, Alaska, returning to Caldwell
to build their house on the property where he grew up, and started to enjoy
retirement. Over the years he obtained private and commercial properties
in Caldwell and Honolulu, Hawaii. The family would spend the winter months
in Hawaii and summer months in Caldwell. He enjoyed working on antique
cars and getting together with classmates and Marine Raiders for reunions.
He served as president to the Model T Car Club and twice served as chairman
for the 1943 Class Reunion.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Veterans.
Pat is survived by his wife, Nadine; daughter, Patricia Tullius; grandchildren,
Mr. and Mrs. Lance R. Tullius, and John R. Tullius; step-children, Tom
Gibbons, Debra Sawyer, Jody Martin and Dan Erickson; grandchildren, Erick
Madsen, Monica Gibbons, Stacy Sawyer, Lisa Sawyer, Curtis Erickson and
Cecil ‘Pappy’ Trowbridge
Cecil R. “Pappy” Trowbridge, 72 of Meridian, died Thursday, February
17, 2000, at home. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 21, at
1 p.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Cloverdale Memorial
Park. Viewing will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, from 2 until 6 p.m. at Cloverdale
Cecil was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Nampa, Idaho, to Frank and Florence
Trowbridge, the youngest of five children. He moved to Elsigundo, California
in 1943, where he worked until he joined the Navy in 1944. In World War
II, he fought in the South Pacific.
On Feb. 21, 1948, Cecil married Phyliss Erwin, residing in Meridian.
Cecil and Phyllis both during the 60’s played music in the surrounding
area for years, while farming, and started a tire shop in Meridian in the
60’s. They were divorced in 1970. He continued playing music while going
to college at BSU to become a licensed disc jockey. Cecil had his own T.V.
show in the 50’s at a Nampa station, and he also owned the “Collister Club”
in Boise at that time.
After his divorce, he still entertained as a solo performer throughout
the 70’s and 80’s. He spent most of his life in the Treasure Valley Area,
and was a member of the American Legion, Kuna Post.
Cecil married Marion Clark on June 13, 1977, where they resided on
his farm in Meridian. They divorced in 1998.
Cecil is survived by two sons, Frank R. Trowbridge and Jerry L. Trowbridge;
2 sisters; 3 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his oldest sister, Avis.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association,
1111 S. Orchard, Boise, ID 83705.