Services for Clyde Graham, 80, longtime Nampa resident, who
died Tuesday, July 8, at a Nampa care center, will be
conducted Friday, at 2 a.m. at the Alsip Funeral Chapel Nampa,
with Bishop Darrell Fullmer of the Nampa 12th Ward Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Interment will
follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. Graham was born on Feb. 18, 1906, in Pleasanton, Kan.,
to James and Bertha Graham. He was raised and educated in the
Pleasanton area of Kansas and Missouri. He started working as
a cattle buyer and auctioneer at an early age.
He married Elsa I. Harmston on Feb. 4, 1941, in Twin
Falls. Following their marriage he worked as a civilian in
the Army Motor Corps during World War II. In 1946 he built an
auction barn in Susanville, Calif., and later another auction
barn in Willows, Calif., which he operated until 1950.
In 1951, they moved to the Treasure Valley area to live
until 1972 when they moved to Red Bluff, Calif. In 1975 they
moved to Nampa where they have made their home since. He
retired in the late 1960s but had still occasionally worked as
a cattle buyer since.
He was a member of the Cattleman's Association for many
years in the Nampa area and was the president in Canyon County
He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; three sons, Roland
Graham of Middleton, Garold Graham and Robert Graham of Nampa;
one daughter, Jacque Giovi of Caldwell; four sisters, Louise
Faulkner of Willows, Calif., Bernice Bishop of Salt Lake City,
Utah, Cleta Graham of Willow, and Pearl Cook of Albuquerque,
N.M.; 11 grandchildren- and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, William
Graham; one daughter, Patricia Ann Wood; two brothers, Raymond
and Arthur Graham; and one granddaughter, Dawna Wood.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of
Idaho, 3295 Elder Street, Suite 140, Boise, Idaho 83705.