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
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.