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Information for Charles Ethbert "Bert" Gile

2 August, 1900 - 9 September, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

September, 1995

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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C. E. 'Bert' Gile

    Charles Ethbert "Bert" Gile, 95, of Nampa, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 1995, in a Nampa hospital.
    Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  The Rev. Charles Jackson will officiate.  Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.

     Bert was born Aug. 2, 1900, at Milan, Kan., to Charles and Eva Haines Gile. He graduated from Burr Oak High School in 1918. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He was a World War I veteran.
    After being honorably discharged, he married Vivie Skelly on Nov. 5, 1922.  They had one daughter, Roma. He farmed in Kansas until they moved to Idaho in 1949. In Idaho, Bert farmed and worked in stock sale barns.  He loved the soil and animals; in fact, he farmed with horses until he retired in 1977.
    Music played an important part in Bert's life. He sang in various quartets and choirs. Later in life he enjoyed playing the washboard in the Senior Kitchen Band.  Bert loved the simple life.  His family and faithfulness to God were most important to him. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He will be remembered for his sharp sense of humor and caring nature.
    Bert is survived by his daughter, Roma Cartwright and her husband, Neil of Meridian; three grandchildren, Dennis Cartwright and his wife, Mary of Nampa, Larry Cartwright and his wife, Rhonda of Mountain Home, and Sharon Cartwright of Boise; two great-grandchildren, Jolene Cartwright of Nampa and Bryan Cartwright of Boise.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivie, in 1974; two brothers; and a sister.


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