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Information for Elza Frances Kellogg

1 December, 1913 - 2 December, 1983

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

December, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Elza Kellogg

    Services for Elza Frances Kellogg, 70, of 416 Dufur St., Nampa, who died Friday, Dec. 2 at a Nampa hospital will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with Bishop David Badger, bishop of the Nampa Second Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating.  Interment with military graveside rites by the Divin-Slonecker American Legion Post #126 of Melba will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    He was born Dec. 1, 1913 at Webster County, Missouri to Murl F. and Laura O. Kellogg.  At a young age he moved with his parents to Jefferson, Iowa where he was reared and educated. He married Wavel M. Wilde on April 9, 1939 in Melba.   Their marriage was later solemnized on Feb. 21, 1952 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho L.D.S. Temple.  After their marriage they moved to Pendleton, Ore.  He entered the U.S. Navy on March 30, 1944 and served during WW II.  He was honorably discharged on Dec. 25, 1945 and returned to Pendleton.
    They owned and operated restaurants in Pendleton and Prairie City, Ore.  They later moved to Mt. Vernon, Ore. where he was in the logging industry.  They moved to Nampa in 1957 and he was employed as a barber in Nampa and Boise for several years.  They moved to Melba in 1965 where he owned and operated the Melba Barbershop for 12 years.  He later retired and they moved to Nampa.  He was a member of the Nampa Second Ward L.D.S. Church and had served a Northwestern States Mission for the L.D.S. church.  While living in Melba he served as a councilman and Mayor of the city of Melba for nine years.  He was also a member of the Divin-Slonecker American Legion Post #126 of Melba.
    He is survived by his wife, Wavel, of Nampa; two sons, Merle A. Kellogg, Mesa, Ariz., Eldon F. Kellogg, Spokane, Wash.; one daughter, Barbara Henrichs, Nampa; three sisters, Zora Pugsly, Jay Em, Wyoming, Zula Alcorn, and Zena Albrecht, both of Portland, Ore.; 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

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