Graveside services for Gerald Lee "Gerry" Gries, 39, of
Ellensburg, Wash., and formerly of Nampa, who died Saturday,
March 28, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Arrangements are under the
direction of Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, Yakima.
Mr. Gries was born in Nampa.
He farmed in Jerome, Adrian, Parma and Ellensburg, where
he was a partner in a dairy operation at the time of his
He had been a foster father for 25 children.
He was a member of the American Quarterhorse Association;
the Appleton and Fargo Grange, Ellensburg; and the Ayrshire
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Parma: a son, David
of Parma; two daughters, Angela Wood of New Plymouth and Dana
Gries of Parma; a sister, Gaylene Rhodes of Mountain Home; two
brothers, Gary Gries of Seattle, Wash., and Michael Sveda of
Christopher, Ill.; his father, Gail Gries of Wendell; and
grandfather, William S. Hall of Twin Falls.
Memorials may be made to the Hope House, Nampa; or the
American Heart Association.