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Daily Argus Observer, Ontario, Oregon
Tuesday, May 10, 1977
PARMA - Services for George Franklin Naylor, 67, of Parma, who died Monday of natural causes at a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa. Interment will be in Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth.

He was born March 5, 1910, in Seattle. He was a retired mechanic from the Amalgamated Sugar Co.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, Parma; a son, Donald V. Combs, Klamath Falls, Ore.; a daughter, Dorothy Marie Wilson, Port Orchard, Wash.; a brother, Alden Naylor, Yakima, Wash.; three sisters, Alice Nevins, Spanish Fork, Utah, Hutoka Faulker, Fort Worth, Tex., and Mary Woodbury, Pleasant Grove, Utah; and seven grandchildren.(Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson.

Argus Observer, Ontario, Oregon
Sunday, November 04, 1990
Evajane Lucille Neal

PAYETTE - Evajane Lucille Neal, 80, Payette, died Oct. 30, 1990, in a Payette nursing home of natural causes. Memorial graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. Pastor William K. Mansker, retired of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Payette, will officiate.

She was born Feb. 15, 1910, at Fruitland, a daughter of Fred and Stella Smith. She was raised in Payette, and was a native of Payette. She married Ralph B. Young in 1927 and reared four children. She married Thomas M. Neal in 1954. She was a past president of the Rebekah Lodge, Payette, and a past president of the Women's Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Payette, and was very active in both organizations. She was also a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include two children, Mrs. Don(Connie) Beigh of Eagle, and Clarice Young of Ontario; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas M. Neal, a son, Ralph A. Young; a daughter, Charlotte M. Cooper; a brother and a sister.

Memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, in care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P. O. Box 730, Payette, 83661.(Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson.

Payette Valley Sentinel (New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho)
Thursday, March 08, 1928
Mrs. Sarah Neal

Sarah Ann Wilburn was born at Red Bluff, California on May 6, 1867, and passed away March 1, 1928. She moved with her family to the Payette Valley in 1881 and settled about three miles east of New Plymouth. She was married to Isaac H. Neal in 1883, to which union twelve children were born, one dying in infancy. Those left to mourn her departure are the following: Mrs. Emma Whelchel, of Emmett; Mrs. Desda Zierlien, of Bend, Oregon; Mrs. Abbie Kerr, Oaksdale, Washington; John Neal, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Ed Neal, Frenchglenn, Oregon; Isaac Neal, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Bernice Schaffer, Garden Valley, Idaho; Thomas Neal, Marguerite Nichols, Mrs. Neonah Zierlien, and Miss Mary Neal, all of Emmett. Also her father, Will Wilburn, 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mrs. Neal was a member of the Baptist church, with which she united by baptism in 1883. Those who knew her best testify to her beautiful and helpful life. Her husband passed away three years ago last month.

Funeral services were held in New Plymouth Baptist church on Tuesday, March 6th, Rev. Henry Jacobs officiating. Interment was in the Kennedy cemetery. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, August 02, 1979
PAYETTE - Thomas M. Neal, 73, of Payette, died Monday at home. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel in Payette, by Elder W. K. Mansker of Payette Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery at Payette.

He was born Sept. 10, 1905, at Letha. He moved to Fruitland, where he was reared and educated. He moved to Jackson, Wyo., in 1925, where he worked as a professional rodeo bronc rider. He entered the Army and served from 1943 until 1945. He later moved to Ontario, where he was a barber, and then moved to Payette in 1956. He married Evajane Smith on July 2, 1958, at Lovelock, Nev. They settled in Payette, where they had since lived.

He was past commander and past district commander of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife of Payette; a son, James of Sisters, Ore.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Thomasina) McCoy of Warren, Ore., and Mrs. Ron (Geraldine) Nodlind of Aloha, Ore.; three step daughters, Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) Cooper of Twin Falls, Mrs. Don (Connie) Beigh of Eagle and Clarice young of Payette; two sisters, Abbie Kerr of Choteau, Mont., and Mrs. Elmer Smith of Mountain Home; several grandchildren including Rhonda Aldrich and Rhita Young; and several nieces and nephews. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
December 08, 1955
Services Held For 35 Year Payette Resident Wednesday

Burton Eugene Nelson, 92, of Payette, died early Monday morning in his home after a brief illness.

Mr. Nelson was born Feb. 17, 1863, in Amherst, Wis. He was married April 18, 1904, in Cove, Ore., to Mary J. Miller and they moved from Cove to Payette 35 years ago.

He was a member of the Christian church.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Nelson are four sons, Jerry S. of Opportunity, Wash., James Ellsworth of Boise, Arthur C. of Baker, Ore., and Lester E. Nelson of Grangeville; four daughters, Mrs. Dick Lightfood of Baker, Mrs. Andrew Modine of Ontario and Miss Ruth Nelson and Mrs. Jesse Smith, both of Payette, and 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted at the Christian church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment was at Riverside under direction of Shaffer Memory chapel. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 02, 1964
Charles H. Nelson, Prominent Little Willow Rancher, Dies at 80

Charles H. Nelson, 80, prominent Little Willow Creek rancher and stockman and a long-time resident of the Payette community, died suddenly early Monday morning at his home here.

He was born in Boone, Iowa, Feb. 22, 1884. He came west on the railroad in 1910 and stopped in Payette and decided to remain here. He homesteaded on Little Willow Creek and had ranched at the same location ever since.

In 1947, he and Mrs. Nelson moved into Payette but he continued to farm and had been active until his death.

He was a member of the Baptist Church, the Orchard Avenue Grange and the Oddfellows Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Nelson of Payette; one son, Kenneth Nelson of Boone, two daughters, Mrs. LaVonne Godschalx and Mrs. Eunice Kauffman, both of Payette; one brother, Robert F. Nelson of Nampa and nine grand-children.

Services were held here Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. William Clark officiating. A great many friends and relatives attended the funeral. Interment took place at Rosedale Memorial Park under the direction of Shaffer Memory Chapel. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, January 24, 1957
New Plymouth Resident Passes

Mrs. Della Bradshaw Nesbitt, 68, of New Plymouth, passed away at an Ontario hospital Tuesday after a long illness.

She was born Feb. 24, 1888, at Worthing, S.D., and has been a resident of New Plymouth since January, 1938. She was married to Milton S. Nesbitt on May 17, 1937 at Idaho City.

Mrs. Nesbitt was a member of the Priscilla club at New Plymouth.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Lafferty of San Francisco, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ira Shrader of Boise; a stepson, W. Scott Nesbitt of New Plymouth; and 10 grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Nesbitt were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Shaffer Memory Chapel with the Rev. John Riley officiating. Interment was at Payette. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer
Monday, December 12, 1966
Mrs. Io Nesbitt

Mrs. Io K. Nesbitt, 73, died Saturday at an Ontario nursing home.

Born February 28, 1893, in Provo, Utah, to Mr. and Mrs. Ira W. Kenward, she moved to Payette with her family in 1902 and graduated from Payette high school as valedictorian in 1911. She attended Lewiston Normal school for two years then taught at Sand Hollow school at the Westside Grade school in Payette.

On June 6, 1915, she was married to Elmer H. Nesbitt of New Plymouth. After living a year in New Plymouth, they moved in 1916 to Ola, where they lived for many years. They also lived in emmett for several years before moving in 1949 to Payette. Mr. Nesbitt died December 8, 1958.

She was a member of the Payette Methodist church, Harmony rebekah Lodge no. 22, the american Legion auxiliary, the Portia club and the N. G. club. She was a past noble grand of the Rebekah lodge and had served in all offices of the lodge and was chairman of her church circle at the time of her death.

Surviving her are four sons, E. K. Nesbitt of Kennewick, Wash., John F. Nesbitt of York, Pa., Homer R. Nesbitt of Ola and Dale D. Nesbitt of Berkeley, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Myrtle) Siebe of Challis, Mrs. Alva (Nancy) Goodell Jr., Nyssa, and Mrs. Gene (Iva Jaane) Fingerson of Buhl; a brother, John T. Kenward of Yuba City, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth K. Cate of Pocatello, Mrs. Myrna K. Ferris of Aberdeen, Ida., and Mrs. Harry C. Logan of Payette; 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, David G. Nesbitt, died October 11, 1966, and a grandson, Brent, died last August 14.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Payette First Methodist church, by the Rev. Conrad Holmes. Interment with fraternal rites by the Rebekah lodge, will be at Riverside Cemetery in Payette under the direction of Shaffer memory chapel. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Emmett Examiner (Emmett, Gem County, Idaho)
Thursday, October 05, 1922
Mrs. Emma J. Newman died from a sudden attack of heart failure on Saturday morning at her home near Hanna, while reading a paper. She was well known in this section having lived here for about thirty years. She was 51 years of age.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, John Newman, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cooper and Miss Hazel, and one son, Jasper. Her mother living near New Plymouth and a brother living in Emmett.

Funeral services were held on Monday at 10 a.m. at her late residence. Rev.Ford M. Burtch of New Plymouth officiated assisted by Pastor A. C. Lathrop of Emmett. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends and many beautiful floral offerings. Interment was made at the New Plymouth cemetery. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Emmett Messenger (Emmett, Gem County, Idaho)
Thursday, June 07, 1951
Saturday Services Held For J. Newman

Services for John Newman, 85, who died last Thursday were held at 2:30 Saturday at Beatty chapel with the Rev. James Havens officiating. Interment was in Kennedy cemetery at New Plymouth.

Mr. Newman was born in Fayetteville, Ark., Dec. 30, 1865, and moved when 10 years of age. The family settled in Middleton. He moved to Emmett in 1885 and had lived here since.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cooper of Emmett and Mrs. William Weiss of Boise; a son Jasper Newman of Emmett, and two brothers. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 12, 1959
Last Rites Held For Albert E. Newton On Wednesday Afternoon

Services were held Wednesday for Albert Edward Newton, 79, who died Sunday in an Ontario hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Newton, who was a farmer, was born on June 20, 1879, at Chico, Texas, and came to Payette from Texas in 1884. He was married to Arveyzenia Bartshe on June 27, 1902 at Oregon Slope.

He was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stella Belknap, Payette, and Mrs. Frances Muntjewerff, Joseph, Ore.; 2 sons, Ted Joseph and Albert, Payette; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Wells, Payette, and Mrs. Ruth Vance, Portland; and a brother Jessie, of Oregon Slope. There are seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Shaffer chapel with the Rev. William Clark officiating. Interment was held at Riverside. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Independent Enterprise
January 23, 1964
Henry Nielsen Died At Payette Home

Henry Nielsen, 60, died unexpectedly at his Payette home last Friday. He was born in Germany, April 18, 1903. He came here from Germany in 1924. He was a member of the Luthurn Church.

Survivors are his mother, Mrs Anna Nielsen of Gammellund, Germany; three sisters, Mrs Dora Kosesan of Payette, Mrs Grete Peterson and Mrs Marie Anderson of Germany; one brother, Willie Nielsen of Payette.

Services were held Monday at the Shaffer Memory Chapel here with the Rev. Henry Warber officiating. Interment was at Riverside. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, September 17, 1953
Funeral Services For Charles Nielson Pending In Payette

Funeral services were being arranged today at the Shaffer Memory chapel in Payette for Charles B. Nielson, an Oregon Slope resident who took his own life yesterday afternoon by hanging.

His body was found in a barn on the small farm occupied by the Nielsons. Malheur County Deputy Coroner Jerry Sweeney pronounced the death a suicide.

Mr. Nielson had been a Payette resident until one year ago when he moved to the slope district.

He was born Jan. 3, 1901 in Shelley, Idaho.

Surviving are his widow, Merle; three sons, Dean and Jerry of McCall and Jack of Horseshoe Bend, and one daughter, Mrs. Donna Hall of Boise.

The time of services will be announced by Shaffer's.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 25, 1971
Services for William (Bill) Nielsen, 70, Payette, who died Monday at his home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Payette by the Rev. Leonard Reifel of the St. John's United Church of Christ. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

He was born December 20, 1900, at Schleswig, Germany, and came to the United States in 1924 where he settled on a farm southeast of Payette where he had since resided.

He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Nick (Dora) Kosesan of Payette, Mrs. Grete Petersen and Mrs. Maria andersen, both of Germany; an uncle, Henry Clausen, Payette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Enterprise
January 04, 1917

When the sad news was spread over town, that little Arnold Norris had passed away, it cast a gloom over the entire community that only comes when the sting of death has taken from our midst, one so innocent and bright as was little Arnold Norris. It was discovered some months ago by the attending physician that the child had diabetes, a ver rare case for one so young, and grave fears were entertained for his recovery. He was immediately taken to a specialist at Waukesha, Wis., where for a time he seemed to improve and was returned home with hopes that he might out-grow the dreaded disease, but all hopes were blighted when a short time before the death angel came to take the untarnished little soul, he became suddenly worse and while every effort was made to restore him, it was of no avail. Only a few days before he was taken away, he seemed to know he could not live and told his father and mother that he was going to die and asked to be laid to rest beside his little play mate, Harry McCarthy. While the death of this little one was not altogether a surprise, yet there is the little vacant chair, the little shoes that once made hearts glad with their patter on the floor, the little playthings that constantly keep them in mind of the once bright little one that would have been their pride through life, but the little bud was plucked before bloom. Yet amid the keenest of sorrow, there is one consoling thought, he has left a cruel world of sorrow, sin and temptation, and gone back from whence he came, pure, sweet and innocent, with the little soul untarnished, where sin and moth doth not corrupt. Arnold Stetson Norris was borne at Weiser, Idaho, Jan. 4th, 1912, and died at Payette, Idaho, Dec. 30, 1916, aged 4 years, 11 months and 26 days. The funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church, at 2 o'clock, Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, by Rev. M. D. Reed. A large number of friends were in attendance. The little white casket was hidden with many beautiful floral offerings. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery, where the two little playmates now lay side by side. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
January 07, 1977
NEW PLYMOUTH - Services for Frank Myrel Noyes, 83, New Plymouth, who died Thursday in Holy Rosary hospital will be conducted at 2 p .m. Saturday at the New Plymouth Shaffer-Jensen Chapel by the Rev. Nixon Knight, New Plymouth First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth.

He was born Jan. 18, 1893, in Sibley, Iowa, and was educated in Iowa. He moved with his parents to New Plymouth in 1904. He married Ella Mary Peterson, Jan. 2, 1919, in Payette. He lived in New Plymouth since then and worked in the trucking industry.

Surviving are two daugthers, Mrs. Fern Anderson, New Plymouth, and Mrs. Dorothy Boyce, Hayward, Calif.; a brother, George, Ely, Nev., formerly of Glens Ferry; 10 grand-children, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his wife, two brothers, and three sisters.

Friends may call at the chapel today from 3 until 9 p.m., and until 9 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, New Plymouth. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

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