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Payette Independent
February 14, 1935
Friends of John R. Pacha were shocked to hear that he had passed away very suddenly at his home this Thursday morning at 8:30 from a stroke.

No funeral arrangements have been made pending word from a daughter Mrs. Burl Betzer in Portland.

Besides his widow he leaves three children, two girls and one boy. Frances Betzer of Portland, Mrs. Harriett Broderson and Ed Pacha of Payette. Submitted by Patty Theurer
Last Rites Held For Retired Lumberman (Payette Independent, February 21, 1935)
John Richard Pacha was born April 16, 1860 in Cleveland, Ohio, and died February 14, 1936 in Payette, Idaho, where he had made his home since 1920.

In infancy he moved with his parents to Michigan, where he lived until the age of ten, then going to Hanover, Kansas, where he grew to Manhood. When he was 25 years of age he went to Minnesota, where he engaged in the lumbering business, retiring from active business in 1918.

In 1894 he was married to Miss Annie Caron, and to this union three children were born, all of whom survive him. E. D. Pacha of Payette, Mrs. Burl Betzer of Stayton, Oregon, Mrs. Herman Broderson of Payette, his wife, Mrs. Annie Pacha, and two grandchildren.

A sister, Mrs. Kate Triska, of Hanover, Kansas, followed him in death on February 15, 1935.

He is also survived by two sisters, Tina Pecenka, and Anna Kleetson, both of Hanover, Kansas, and two brothers, Jacob of East Pleasant Plain, Iowa, and Joseph of Marysville, Kansas. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, July 28, 1938
A. C. Pathael, 80 years of age, died at his home following an illness of seven weeks.

He had lived near Fruitland for forty years and spent most of that time in the orchard business.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Ben of Richland, Washington, Charles of Portland, Oregon, and Frank of Wendell; one sister, Mrs. Martha Boyer of California, two brothers, Hiram of Springfield, Illinois and John of South Dakota, also six granschildren and six great grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the Brethren Church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. C. E. Fisher officiating and interment was in the Payette cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, March 30, 1922
Glays Mary Chapman Pathael was born at Mosierville, Michigan, March 2, 1865, and died at her home March 26, 1922. Her mother died when she was an infant and she was raise by an aunt. At the age of 16 she moved with her father to Minnesota, and 2 years later to Salem, South Dakota where she taugh school. In 1883 she was married to Albert C. Pathael.

To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters, 2 daughters having died in infancy, and one daughter, Mrs. Bert Melcher in 1914. She moved to Idaho in 1902, and has made her home here since. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, 3 sons, Frank C. of Wendell, Charles A. of Portland, and Benjamin F. of St. Marys, Idaho, all of which were present at the funeral, and 7 grand-children. She also leaves a host of friends who will greatly miss her and her many kindly ways. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Payette.

Altho an invalid for the past 20 years, death came suddenly and a great shock to the community.

Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church Tuesday at 2:30 and interment in Riverside cemetery.

We wish to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks for the assistance and various floral offerings of friends at the funeral of wife, mother and grandmother, A. C. Patheal, F. C. Patheal and family, C. A. Patheal and family, B. F. Patheal and family and Miss Gladys E. Melcher. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Daily Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Monday, November 03, 1980
Starla K. Patterson

NEW PLYMOUTH - Graveside services for Starla Kay Patterson, 2-month-old daughter of Patricia and Bobbie Patterson Jr., New Plymouth, who died of natural causes Saturday at home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth, by the Rev. Alva Wunder of the New Plymouth Assembly of God church, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, New Plymouth.

She was born Aug. 28, 1980, in Nampa.

Survivors include her parents, a brother, Kevin, and four sisters, Anglia, Christina, Tawnha and Stacie, all of New Plymouth; maternal grandparents, Helen and Charles Wages of Caldwell; paternal grandparents, Mildred and Bobbie Patterson Sr. of New Plymouth; maternal great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wages of Lebec, Calif.; paternal great-grandfather, A. G. Erkine of Caldwell and numerous aunts and uncles.

Friends may call in Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, New Plymouth, Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise, Ada County, Idaho)
Saturday, March 01, 1902

Remains Laid to Rest in Riverside Cemetery with Fitting Ceremonies
The funeral of Mrs. Annie Paynton, wife of Andrew Paynton of Weiser, took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Jonas W. Brown, at the corner of Eleventh and Grove.

The services were conducted by Rev. I. F. Roach and several appropriate selections were rendered by the choir of the Methodist church. A large number of beautiful floral offerings were received from Boise and Weiser friends of the deceased.

The remains were laid to rest in the family plot of the Masonic cemetery. The pall bearers were Horace E. Neal, W. A. Davenport, Charles F. Kingsley, Junius Wright, C. C. Anderson and M. R. McFarin. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, August 20, 1964
David Pearson Services Held

Graveside services for David D. Pearson, 63, of Boise, Idaho, were conducted Monday morning at Riverside in Payette. Mr. Pearson was born Sept. 19, 1900 in North Powder, Oregon, and was reared there. He moved to Gothenburg, Neb., at the age of 19, later came to Idaho first settling in Nampa, then living in Emmett, Payette, Fruitland, and Boise, where he was employed as a Union Pacific Railroad fireman.

He retired about ten years ago and had since made his home in Boise.

Surviving are two sons, William R. Pearson and Keith Pearson, both of Lodi, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Vera Starks, Payette, and Mrs. Faith Menalee, Wendell; two sisters, Mrs. May Conger, Payette, and Mrs. Fay Garner, Ontario, Ore., and two brothers, Walter Pearson, Payette and Joe Pearson, Sandpoint. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, May 18, 1994
Myrtle L. Pearson

Myrtle L. Pearson, 87, Union City, Calif., formerly of Payette, a homemaker, died May 15, 1994, in a Fremont, Calif.. hospital. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, with Pastor Joe Barnett of the Ontario Assembly of God Church will officiate, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

She was born April 11, 1907, at Baker, the youngest of 10 children of John and Minnie Kissell. She was raised and educated in Baker until the age of 14 when her family moved to Middleton. She finished her schooling in Middleton, but also lived in Eagle and Kuna as a young woman. She married Walter J. Pearson on Nov. 18, 1928, at Boise. They moved to Payette in 1929 and made it their permanent home, with Walter working for Stanton Transfers and the Payette County Sheriff.

Survivors include a son, Roy R. Pearson of Richmond, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Fay Garner and her husband, Ellison Garner of Ontario. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Ontario Assembly of God Church, in care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 06, 1975
Trudie P. Pearson

PAYETTE - Services for Trudie Pluma Pearson of Payette who died Thursday at Holy Rosary Hospital were conducted Monday at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette by the Rev. Earl Traughber at the Fruitland Church of the Brethren. Interment was in Riverside cemetery.

She was born Nov. 27, 1909, in Norton, Okla. She lived in Oklahoma until the age of 12 when the family moved to Emmett. She married Joe Pearson in 1926? in Emmett. She came to the Payette area in 1938 and since had lived here.

She was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are two sons, Dale of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Loren of Ely, Nev. and four sisters, Mrs. Norma Norton, and Mrs. Dovie Burden both of Canby, Ore, Mrs. Dollie Wright of Fairfield, Calif. and Mrs. Verbie Fuller of Boise and a brother Vonnie Harvey of Irrigon, Ore. She was preceded in death by a son and two brothers. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 04, 1968
Mrs. Viola Pearson

Services for Mrs. Joe (Viola) Pearson, 63, former Payette resident, will be held today (Thursday) at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory chapel in Payette. Mrs. Pearson died Sunday in Mesa, Ariz.

The Rev. Bob Roberts of the Ontario Assembly of God church will officiate and interment will be at Riverside.

Born August 21, 1904, in Shiloh, Kan., she moved to Montana and to Idaho in 1923. She lived in southern Idaho until 1953. Since then, she had lived in Montana, Sandpoint and Apache Junction, Ariz., where she had lived for the past year.

Surviving are her husband, Joe, of Apache Junction; three daughters, Mrs. Karen June Johnston of Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Lola Davis of Ontario, and Mrs. Myra Warden of Payette; a brother, Lulius Heuschkel of Irwin, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Con Williams of Hysham, Mont., and six grandchildren. A brother, Theodore Heuschkel, preceded her in death. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, June 27, 1968
Walter J. Pearson

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Shaffer-Jensen chapel in Payette for Walter James Pearson, 68, long-time resident of Payette, who died Thursday at the Payette Valley Sanitarium.

The Rev. Floyd Cummings and the Rev. A. D. Reed officiated. Interment was at Riverside cemetery.

He was born July 26, 1899, Island City, Ore. He came to Payette in 1926 and married Myrtle L. Kissell at Boise on November 18, 1928. He worked for the Stanton Transfer Company in Payette for 16 years and had also been a deputy sheriff and jailer for seven years.

Survivors are his wife, Myrtle, Payette; a son, Roy, Richmond, Calif.; a brother, Joel Pearson, Arizona; two sisters, Mrs. May Conger, Payette, and Mrs. Fay Garner, Ontario, Ore.; and a granddaughter. A brother, David, died in 1964. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, February 12, 1986
Services for Edward Stephens Peck, 82, Ontario, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1986, at an Ontario nursing home, were conducted Monday at Ontario Chapel of the Roses. Private interment followed at Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette.

He was born Dec. 17, 1903, at Palmer, Neb., the son of James and Mary Peck. He was raised and educated in Nebraska. In 1919 he moved to Grant, Neb., with his family. He married Margaret Flynn on Feb. 25, 1928 in Ogallal, Neb. They moved to Vale in 1967 near Willow Creek from Garden Grove, Calif., where he had worked as a building contractor. They moved to Ontario in 1974. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Ontario; a son, Richard Peck of Fruitland; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Leroy, 4 sisters and two brothers. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Wednesday, January 14, 1987
Forrest "Bud" Peden

NEW PLYMOUTH - Forrest "Bud" Peden, 64, New Plymouth, died of natural causes Monday, Jan. 12, 1987, in a Boise hospital. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, New Plymouth, with Pastor Russell Steiner of the New Plymouth First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Parkview Cemetery, New Plymouth.

He was born Oct. 26, 1922, at Waco, Mo.; the son of Walter and Vesta Peden. He married Ruby Worthington on June 7, 1941, at Harrison, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. They moved to New Plymouth in 1956 from Galena, Kan.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby, New Plymouth; six sons, Ernest, Walter, Robert, Miles and Larry all of New Plymouth; and James of Keyport, Wash.; four daughters, Wanda Smith and Kay Craft, both of New Plymouth; Ruby Fay Bayes, Bristow, Okla.; and Henrietta Burt, Payette; a sister, Nadine Moore, Payette; 50 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by several grandchildren.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, New Plymouth. (Park View Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
May 14, 1970
Mrs. Vesta L. Peden

Services for Mrs. Vesta L. Peden, 69, who died Friday, May 8, in White Hall, Wis., will be conducted under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Home on May 14.

Mrs. Peden was born in Harrison, Ark., in 1900. She married Walter Peden, sr., in 1919. The couple moved to the Payette area in 1954. In October of 1968, they moved to White Hall, Wis.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Tillman (Iva Nadine) Villines of Payette; a son, Forest, of White Hall; and one sister, Mrs. Neva Gibson of New Plymouth. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Submitted by Patty Theurer

The Payette Enterprise
March 14, 1935

Mrs. Elizabeth Percell passed away at her home on Third Avenue South, Tuesday night.

Mrs. Percell lived alone and has been in her usual good health, having visited with her neighbors on Tuesday. Wednesday forenoon W. D. Case, who lives next door, was working around the two places. Not seeing Mrs. Percell all morning, Mr. Case went to the house as 12:30 and found the lifeless body in bed. Mrs. Percell had apparently passed away some time Tuesday night from a stroke.

Mrs. Percell was past 80 years old, and was an early settler in Payette. She leaves four sons, J. B. of Payette, Everett of Lower Squaw Creek, Dick of Caldwell and Frank of Wisconsin; one daughter living in Montana.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon from the Church of God, with interment in the Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Ontario Argus (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
July 13, 1939
Mystery Shrouds Death of Payette Man Known Here

Elwin Perry, 41, of Payette, was found dead in Emery Gulch three miles east of Payette Sunday by three boys hunting rabbits. A wound in his head made by a bullet from a small bore rifle led to the conjecture that he might have been the victim of the same men who slew J. W. Clarke, aged service station operator of Horseshoe Bend, who was murdered on July 5.

Perry, a world war veteran, was known to many Ontarians, with some of whom he served in the army during the World War. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Perry, his brother, Harold Perry, and his sister, Mrs. T. P. Bulmer, all of Payette. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, September 03, 1953
Services Conducted For Peterson Baby

Graveside services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Peterson of Payette were held Saturday afternoon at Riverside cemetery in Payette. The Rev. Father Nicolas Walsh officiated.

The infant is survived by her parents and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Peterson of Payette and Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Fruitland. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Monday, October 17, 1983
PAYETTE-Services for Marian I. Peterson, 84, Payette, who died Friday, Oct. 14, 1983, at the home of her daughter in Boise, were conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette, with Rev. Joan LaLiberte, of St. James Episcopal Church, Payette, Officiating. Interment followed in Riverside cemetery, in Payette.

Mrs. Peterson was born on March 22, 1899 in Cripple Creek, Colo., daughter of Charles and Laura Bloss. She moved with her parents to Hailey, Idaho, where she was reared and educated and she married Raymond Percy Peterson on April 17, 1920, in Boise. They moved to Payette in 1924 where they owned and operated the Peterson Cafe. He died in 1972. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Payette; the P.E.O.; and the Daughters of the Nile in Boise.

She is survived by a son, William C. Peterson of Fruitland; a daughter, Betty J. Silberg of Boise; two sisters, Edna Naylor of San Francisco and Harriet McCrae of Downey, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
February 02, 1972
PAYETTE-Raymond P. Peterson, 75, of Payette, died Tuesday in a Caldwell hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1896 at Rice Lake, Wis. He grew up in Wisconsin and at York, Neb. He served with the U. S. Army in France druing World War 1. Following the warhe came to Boise where he married Marian I. Bloss, April 17, 1920. They made their home at Wendell for a time and then moved to Payette in 1924 where he had since resided. He operated a restaurant in Payette until 1945. He then operated an orchard in the Fruitland area until the time of his death.

He was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Payette; the Washoe Lodge No. 28 AF and AM in Payette; the El Korah Shrine in Boise; the Hesters; The John Webster Rhodes American Legion Post No. 33 and the BPOE Lodge No. 1690 of Ontario.

Survivors include his widow of Paytte; a son, W. C. Peterson, Fruitland; a daughter, Mrs. James (Betty) Silbert, Boise; and six grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the St. James Episcopal Church in Payette by Fr. Paul Tracy. Interment will follow at Riverside cemetery under the direction of the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Payette.

The family suggests memorials to the Shriners Hospital care of Leonard Josephson, Payette; to the St. James Episcopal Church in Payette, or flowers may be sent. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Independent Enterprise
November 12, 1942
Wm. F. Peterson Buried Thursday

William F. Peterson, father of Ray Peterson, of the city, passed away at the Payette General hospital last Tuesday morning following an illness which extended over a period of several weeks. Funeral services were held on Thursday, today, at two o'clock from the Landon Funeral home with Rev. A. W. Wright of the Christian church in charge. Burial was in the Riverside cemetery.

William Francis Peterson, familiarly known to a host of Payette friends as "Dad" was born at Medaryville, Indiana on January 6, 1861. He was married on April 20, 1888 to Ida May Stewart at Galesburg, Illinois. To this union four children were born and his wife and two children preceded him to the grave. He followed the vocation of a hunter and trapper in Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin for a number of years before moving to York, Nebraska, where he engaged in farming. Eighteen years ago deceased moved to Idaho. He is survived by two sons, R. P. Peterson of Payette, and Roy Peterson of Boise. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

The Independent Enterprise
September 13, 1979
HUNTINGTON - Graveside services for Mack Phipps, 91, who died Sunday at an Ontario nursing home, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverside Cemetery, Payette by the Rev. Ralph Lawrence, First United Methodist Church, Payette, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette.

He was born Oct. 18, 1887, in Grayson county, Va., where he was reared and educated. He moved to Payette in 1904. He moved to Brogan in 1913, where he homesteaded. He married Elsie Windle in 1914 at Payette. They moved to Huntington in 1917. He served as Baker County Commissioner for 34 years. He was a life member of the Association of Oregon Counties, IOOF in Huntington and the Huntington Lionís Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Dora Louise) Yeates of Huntington; a sister, Nancy Todd, of Independence, Va.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His wife died in October 1945. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, August 24, 1988
Helen O. Pinkerton, 60, Fruitland, a retired bookkeeper, died Aug. 19 in an Ontario hospital. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. today at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, July 31, 1958
Frank M. Pobst Dies Here Tuesday

Services were held Wednesday for Frank Mathias Pobst, 71, who died Tuesday afternoon at the home of a sister, Mrs. R. D. Maule, after a short illness. Mr. Pobst came to Payette about a month ago from Hollywood, Florida.

He was born March 8, 1887, at Haines, Ore., and was married in 1917 at Detroit, Mich., to Leone Garlick. She died in January of 1957.

He was a member of the Board Ripple Masonic Lodge at Indianapolis, Ind.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Scott Roberts of Hollywood, Fla., one brother, Sherman L. Pobst of Mission, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. R. D. Maule and Mrs. Hazel Peterman both of Payette, and Mrs. Arthur Polley of Fruitland, and two grandchildren.

Services were held at 4:00 p.m. at the Shaffer chapel in Payette with the Rev. Raymond A. Thompson of Fruitland officiating. The remains were sent to Hollywood for final services and interment.

Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman (Boise, Idaho)
June 10, 1886
POMEROY - Died, at Washoe, Ada Co., I. T., May 1, 1886, of consumption, Mrs. H. P. Pomeroy.

Mrs. Pomeroy was born near Prentiss, Maine, April 15th, 1862. Her parents, S. D. B. and M. Webb, two brothers and two sisters are still living in Prentiss. She lived during her childhood days and until she reached the age of 21 at Prentiss. At the age of 21 she went in company with her brother, Nathan Webb, to Boseman, Montana, where she had two brothers and one sister living. This move was made for her health. She united with the Methodist Church in the year 1878, and has been a zealous Christian all the rest of her life. While living at Bozeman on July 25, 1883, she was married to H. P. Pomeroy (formerly of Bowensburg, Illinois,) and one year afterwards moved to Boise Valley to find a more suitable climate. They located near the Star Post office, where they remained one and one-half years, making many friends, for none could know her but to love her. The last of March of this year, she with her husband moved to Washoe bottom, where she was taken with a very copious hemorrhage of the lungs, from which she rallied to stay with her husband but one month. She died firmly believing in the promises of the Bible; and although her sufferings were great, she never for one moment thought of doubting God's wisdom or of questioning his wisdom as made manifest towards her. She bore her sufferings with great patience, never once murmuring, sad we do but feel it meet to say that she was better fitted to depart and dwell with the angels than to stay with us below.

At 1:30 o'clock a.m., May 1st, her spirit quietly but triumphantly passed through "the gates ajar". To mourn for her are left the husband, father and mother, three sisters and five brothers, and many other relatives as well as a host of friends. Annie was a good and dutiful daughter, a faithful, affectionate and loving wife, and a gentle, loving sisters. Washoe, Idaho, May 9, 1886. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
May 14, 1970
Services for Fred August Probst, 75, Payette, who died Saturday in a Boise hospital, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Payette Chapel of the Roses by the Rev. A. E. Rainwater. Interment will be at Margaret Cemetery at Cascade at 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Probst was born July 12, 1894 at Lajara, Colo. He married Rose Longstreet on June 6, 1918, in Azatic, N. M. He was a Veteran of World War l, and served in the U. S. Army. He moved to Cascade in 1940 from New Mexico, and to Payette 13 years later.

Survivors include his wife, Rose of Payette; a son, George Probst of Payette; five daughters Mrs. Bill (Florence) Creason of Cascade, Mrs. Curt (Betty) Potts of Boise; Mrs. Ed (Glenna) Stanley of Wasco, Ore., Mrs. George (Winnie) Rose of Yuba City, Calif., and Mrs. Dennis (Peggy) Hovind of Clark AFB, Philippine Islands; a brother, Emil Probst of Fairfield, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Lawson, of Azatic, N. M., Mrs. Mary Giacomelli and Mrs. Francis Litzey both of Durango, Colo.; 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son and two grandchildren. (Margaret Cemetery, Cascade, Idaho) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 09, 1942

Columbus Marion Purcell, Payette, Idaho, passed away at the Payette General hospital on April 6, 1942, following an illness of several months. He was born at Woodbine, Iowa on June 29, 1861. In the spring of 1898 he came to Idaho, later returning to Iowa where he married Miss Cora Butcher at Logan, Iowa on October 22, 1899. He came again to Payette in 1900 and has since that time lived here.

Four children blessed this home, two of which preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Purcell, a son, Clarence, of Folleyfarm, Oregon, and a daughter, Mrs. Reva Smidl of Portland, Oregon. Three children by a previous marriage also survive, a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Purdue of Lewis, Iowa and two sons, Walter of Bloomfield, Cal., and Earl of Richmond, Cal.

Rev. A. H. Shuman had charge of the funeral services at Landon's Funeral parlors at ten o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial was in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Enterprise
September 14, 1911
Death of Young Man

Wednesday evening of last week there occurred the death of Joseph M. Puser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Puser living north of Payette, from pulmonary tuberculosis. The Pusers just recently came to the Payette Valley and purchased a portion of the Shoutz orchard. They have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their seventeen year old son. The remains were shipped on Thursday evening accompanied by the father to Brillion, Wisconsin, their old home for interment.

Independent Enterprise
October 09, 1944
Former Resident Passes Away

News has been received here of the death of Mrs. Mary A. Putnam, 89, which occurred in Wendell, Idaho on September 24. Mrs. Putnam was a resident of Payette county for thirty four years, coming here in 1892. Since 1926 she has made her home at St. Valentines hospital in Wendell. Deceased is survived by three sons, Ed A. Putnam of Payette; Ray D. Putnam, of McCall and Guy Putnam, of Hermiston, Oregon; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Putnam's granddaughter, Mrs. Lucille Frost and her little daughter, Nona Mae, of Fresno, California, were with her at the time of her death.

High mass funeral services were held at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 27 in the chapel at St. Valentine's hospital and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Wendell. Submitted by Patty Theurer

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