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Information for Clyde Graham

18 February, 1906 - 8 July, 1986

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Clyde Graham

    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 in 1963.
    He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    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.

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