Information for Clifton Rudolph Peter Jessen

10 September, 1906 - 15 February, 1991

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Clifton Jessen

    Clifton R. Jessen, 84, of Nampa, died Friday, Feb. 15, 1991, at the Nampa hospital.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Lawrence Grant, chaplain at Mercy Medical Center will officiate.  Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Cliff was born Sept. 10, 1906, at Greeley, Colo., to Jesse and Pearl Myers Jessen.  In 1910 he moved with his family to the Black Canyon area near Caldwell where they homesteaded and he was reared and educated.  The family farmed and raised sheep.  At the age of 10 he took his first band of sheep to Garden Valley.   He married Vera Wing Aug. 1, 1925, at Emmett and they made their home in Caldwell.  In 1938 they came to Nampa where they had since resided.  Cliff had been employed at Swifts and Co., Caldwell, Kings Packing Co., Nampa, and retired from Boise Valley Pack in Eagle as a meat salesman in 1969.  Cliff's main interests were hunting, fishing and camping.
    He is survived by his wife, Vera of Nampa; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Donna Jessen, Eagle, Cecil and Betty Jessen, Vancouver, Wash., and Kenny and Betty J. Jessen, Boise; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Herman Boston, Caldwell, Beverly and Frank Kennedy, Valencia, Calif., and Peggy and Richard Moss, Meridian; three brothers, Dave, Clarence and Ray, all of Caldwell; a sister, Marie Scheuffele, Boise; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, LaMar, in 1971, and a twin sister at birth.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, 151 E. Bannock St., Boise 83702; or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 to 11 a.m.


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