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Charles Van Name

Obituary. Charles Van Name. Funeral services for Charles Van Name, 55, Las Vegas, Nev., who died Saturday at his home in Las Vegas, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Alsip Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Leo Reed of Nampa First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Cloverdale Cemetery. Mr. Van Name was born March 30, 1910, at Rock Hill, N.J., and came to Idaho in 1919. He attended Nampa High School and the Colege of Idaho for one year. He moved to Denver and lived in several western states before serving in the Army during World War II. After the war, he lived at Modesto, Calif., for a number of years before moving to Las Vegas two and a half years ago. He had been employed as a licensen inspector for the city of Las Vegas. Survivors include a daughter, Charlene I. Van Name, Modesto; a son, Franklin J. Van Name, in the Air Force in England; a sister, Mrs. Emory Burrell, Nampa, and a brother, George I Van Name, Denvery. He is also survived by a niece and a nephew.

Idaho Free Press (Nampa, Idaho), April 29, 1965, p. 2

Julia O. Vickers

Mrs. Vickers Dies at Asylum. Wife of Meridian man was inmate of Blackfoot Institution. Meridian, Feb 1 - E. J. Vickers, the hardware dealer, received a telegram this afternoon announcing the death of his wife, Mrs. Julia Vickers, at the Blackfoot insane asylum, where she had been confined for the past week or more. She was seized with a religious hallucination and it was found necessary to have her committed to the state institution by Probate Judge Brown of Boise a few days ago. The affliction finally caused her death. Mr. Vickers left on the 4:30 train this afternoon for Blackfoot to secure the remains. They will be brought here, the funeral occurring on Friday.

Idaho Statesman, February 2, 1905.

The funeral of the late Mrs. E. J. Vickers on Saturday was very larely attended. All the stores of the city were closed as a mark of respect. Reb. J. H. Ross officiated at the services.

Idaho Statesman, February 6, 1905.

William Luther Wells

William Luther Wells died Wednesday morning at a Boise hospital at the age of 42 years. Mr. Wells had been a resident of Boise for 35 years. He was injured at the Deadwood dam last October and had been confined to the hospital since. He is survived by his widow, one son, his mother, Mrs. Jennie Wells, two brothers, Albert I. Wells, and Ernest B. Wells; two sisters, Mrs. Wylie Leigton and Miss Jessie Wells, all of Boise. The body is at Summers & Krebs chapel. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Summers & Krebs chapel. Bishop Frank P. Kloepfer of the Latter Day Saints church will have charge of the services. Interment will be in Morris Hill Cemetery.

Idaho Statesman, February 19, 1931, p. 6, col. 3.

Mrs. George Anna West

WEST - Mrs. George Anna West died at her home at 713 Front street yesterday of paralysis, at the age of 49 years. The deceased leaves no relatives here. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Christian church, Rev E.B.Harris officiating. Interment will be in the Morris Hill Cemetery.

Idaho Daily Statesman, July 14, 1905.

Ben Whitely

WHITELY - The funeral of Ben Whitely, who died Tuesday night of consumption, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dean Hinks will officiate. Interment will be made in Morris Hill cemetery.

Idaho Daily Statesman, December 28, 1905.

Clayton Daniel "Dan" Wilson

Services for Clayton "Dan" Wilson, 18, of 306 West Linder who died Friday in an auto accident will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Summers Funeral Home by the Rev Archie Thornton. Interment will follow at Morris Hill. He was born February 14, 1958, in Boise. He graduated from Boise High School this spring. Mr. Wilson is survived by his mother, Barbara Walters Pedro, his father, Clayton D. Wilson, a sister, Debra Jean Fesler, and a grandmother, Grace E. Johnson, all Boise and a grandmother, Laura Mae Wilson, Nampa.

The Idaho Statesman, July 9, 1976.

William Williamson

The funeral of the late William Williamson, the pioneer who died on Saturday, was held yesterday from Schreiber U Brennan's undertaking parlors, Rev. Edwin S. Hinks officiating. The remains were interred in the Masonic cemetery. A large number of the friends of the popular pioneer attended the obsequies as their last mark of respect. The pall bearers were all old time friends of the deceased. They were H. C. Parnell, George Gumbert, “Doc” Rankin, Williams Burns, James Thacker, and Charles Doran.

Idaho Statesman, February 20, 1905.

William H. Young

Death of William H. Young. Succumbing to a short but acute attack of typhoid-pneumonia, William H. Young died in Meridian Sunday evening, January 7th. Mr. Young was taken ill at his home in the south part of town two weeks ago. To better look after the sick man, he was removed to the Harrell building on Idaho street, near the office of his physician. Mr. Young was 28 years old. Born in Sumner county, Kansas, he had come to Nampa several years ago with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Young, and has since resided in Canyon and Ada counties. The wife, three children and parents, and a brother E. C. Young, are the surviving relatives in Idaho. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Charles McCoard conducting the services. Burial was in the Meridian cemetery.

Meridian Times (Meridian, Idaho), January 12, 1917.

Clarence Emery Zurcher

Clarence Emery Zurcher, 82, of Boise, died peacefully after a long illness on Sunday, October 11, 1992, in a Boise nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 16, at the Boise 10th Ward LDS Chapel located at 3200 Cassia Street in Boise, Bishop G, Conway Grant will officiate. Burial will follow in the Morris Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel. Clarence was born September 12, 1910, in Boise, a son of Oscar Walter and Grace Phillips Zurcher. His parents and their family of six children lived in the Zurcher Apartments on Seventeenth and Main. This building is now designated as The Zurcher Building and is on the National Historical Record. He attended Park School, Boise High and graduated from the College of Idaho in 1933. Clarence worked for H.S. Kress and Company in Los Angeles and was transferred to Salt Lake City in 1936. He married Mary Eldredge in Salt Lake City of July 17, 1938, and they moved to Boise on January 4, 1939. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple on August 26, 1957. He owned and operated a grocery store, the Boulevard Market, which was located on the corner of Seventh and Main across from the Egyptian Theater. Clarence and Mary and their two children lived in Los Angeles after the war and he worked as a salesman for his brother, Saylor, in a used car business until 1947. From 1947-1948 he sold real estate in Lakewood Village, California and then moved to Portland, Oregon, and worked in real estate there until he began working for Zellerbach Paper Company and was transferred to Medford, Oregon. In November, 1948, he began with the Whitelaw Candy Company as a salesman to open new territory to diversify their business. In March, 1952, Clarence, Mary and their four children moved back to Boise and he started his own business, Zurcher Merchandise Company, a toy and novelty company. In 1943 he received a commission from the navy in WWII and entered the service. He was released in December 1945 as Lt. (senior grade) and honorably discharged on October 7, 1953. Clarence was an active member in the LDS Church and served in many positions. He had a beautiful baritone voice and sang in church and civic choirs for 46 years, He loved his family and was a devoted husband and father. As a family, we would like to thank the nurses and aides at the Boise Samaritan Care Center for the thoughtful and loving care they gave to our husband, father and grandfather the past six years.

The Idaho Statesman, October, 14, 1992, p. 4C.


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