Alva B. Greer
23 November, 1898 - 1 December,
From the Idaho
3 December, 1975
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Alva B. Greer
CALDWELL - Graveside services for Alva B. Greer, 77, of
Boise, who died Monday at his son's home in Caldwell, will be
conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens by
the Rev. Marshall Vaughn of the Canyon Hill Nazarene Church.
He was horn Nov. 23, 1898, in Vanleer, Tenn., and moved to
Sandusky, Ohio, with his parents as a child. He attended
schools in Ohio and was in the Tank Corps of the Ohio National
Guard. He attended Davy Tree Institute of Technology in Kent,
Ohio, graduating in 1920. He worked for the Davy Tree Co., as
foreman for many years.
He married Vera Morrison in 1926 at Clarksville, Tenn. He
farmed in Tennessee and moved to Mobile, Ala., in 1939. He
worked for the shipyards in Mobile during World War II. He
moved to Mount Pleasant, Calif., in 1945 and was a nurseryman
and orchardman. In 1955 he came to Idaho and had since
lived in the Caldwell area. He worked as a maintenance man at
the Canyon County courthouse, retiring in 1969.
Surviving are five sons, Gene R., Caldwell, Alva B.
Jr., Summerset. Calif., Don J., Auburn, Calif., Bob L.,
Hayford, Calif., and Michael Greer, Sacramento, Calif.; four
daughters, Bonnie Loveless, Joan Wheatley, Joyce Duarte and
Linda Bueno, all of Sacramento: a brother, Bill Greer,
Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Aubrey Ellithorpe, Lindsey,
Ohio, Bonnie Chambers, Lacarne, Ohio, and Bernandine Greer,
Elmore, Ohio; and 18 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
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