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Information for Elton Gene Winslow

29 October, 1925 - 23 December, 2008

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

December, 2008
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Elton Gene Winslow

    Elton Gene Winslow, 83, of Nampa, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at home of natural causes. A viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, with Pastor Bruce Biggs, Mercy Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenleaf Cemetery. A pot luck reception will follow the services at the C.V. Peckham Community Center, located adjacent to the chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family using Eltonís online guestbook at 

    Elton was born October 29, 1925 at North Branch, Kansas, to Verlin Winslow and Carrie Aubushon Winslow, and was raised and educated in Kansas. He moved to Idaho with his family in 1942, settling in the Greenleaf area. Elton graduated from Greenleaf Friends Academy with the Class of 1943. He married Lavern Wright July 3, 1944 at Greenleaf. In November of 1944 duty called and he enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country until his honorable discharge as a Private First Class in 1946. He returned to Greenleaf where he and Lavern began to farm, later moving to Meridian to farm and operate a dairy, then settling in Caldwell where they continued to farm and operate a dairy for several years. He later retired due to poor health. In 2000 he and Lavern moved to Nampa where they have since resided. 

    Elton enjoyed camping, R.V. ing, horseback riding, and was a member of the Leather Slappers. 

    Elton is survived by his wife, Lavern Winslow, of Nampa; a daughter, Michelle (Patrick) Stephens, of Pasco, WA; 2 grandchildren, Kelly (Shannon) Winslow, of Lowman, and Crickett (Marc) Maddox, of Nampa; 9 great-grandchildren, Emily Burton, Cole and Megan Winslow, and Jozie, Taylor, Zach, Elicia, Briana, and Kayla Maddox, all of Nampa; and one brother, Chub (Willie) Winslow of Couer díAlene. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Gene Winslow; and 2 brothers, Jack and Gary Winslow. 

    The family suggests that memorials be made to a charity of your choice.



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