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Information for Doyle Finney

9 May, 1914 - 21 April, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

23 April, 1996

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Doyle Finney

    Doyle Finney, 81, of Nampa, died Sunday, April 21, 1996, at a Nampa care center.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 1996, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Rev. Tom Larson, pastor of the Nampa First Unied Methodist Church will officiate.  Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Doyle Finney was born on May 9, 1914, at Pike City, Arkansas, to James M. and I. Zora Hipps Finney.  He was reared and educated in lumber camps throughout Arkansas, while working with his father.  His father had his own logging business, and was written about in Arkansas history books for his contribution to the logging industry.  After logging, Doyle became a carpenter.  He married Mary Caldwell in 1941 in Springfield, Oregon.  They moved to California, and he worked in the shipyards during WWII.  After the war, they moved to Texas, where he continued working as a carpenter.  In 1966 he went to work for Pan American Airways, as a carpenter, in Jackass Flats, Nevada.
    Doyle then married Elsie Miller on December 27, 1966, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He worked for Pan American for 10 years, and was known by his co-workers as "Pappy."  In 1975 they moved to Powell, Wyoming.  He retired, and they moved to Nampa in 1976 where they had since resided.  Even after retirement, Doyle did remodeling in Nampa, including his own home.
    He had several hobbies, including fishing, playing cards, gardening and raising roses, and woodworking in his shop.  He loved dancing and listening to country western music
    He is survived by his wife, Elsie of Nampa; 2 sons, Richard Finney, Price, Utah, Carroll Finney, Camano Island, Washington; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Floyd Austin, Dallas, Texas; 2 stepdaughters and their husbands, Joyce and Larry Hochstetler, Nampa, Patricia and Dennis Burden, Nampa; 2 stepsons, Bruce Miller, Benicia, California, Clyde Miller, Prince George, Virginia; 3 brothers., Newton Finnie, Visalia, California, Andrew Finney, Romoland, California, Lloyd Finney, Natalia, Texas; 2 sisters, Edna Fae Cooper, Walla Walla, Washington, Etha Doyel, Fort Smith, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
    The family suggest memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Disease Center, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 N. Curtis, Rd., Boise, Idaho 83706 or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.


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