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Information for George R. Finch

12 December, 1926 - 13 December, 1987

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

December, 1987

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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George Finch

    Services for George R. Finch, 61, of Nampa, who died Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Nampa hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Gail L. Graves, pastor of the Caldwell first Southern Baptist Church, will officiate.  Masonic rites will be conducted by the Mr. Moriah Lodge No. 39, AF&AM of Caldwell.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Finch was born Dec. 12, 1926, at San Diego, Calif., to Richard and Mabel Finch.  As a small boy, he moved with his family to East Los Angeles, where he was reared and educated.
    In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.  After being honorably discharged in 1944, he worked as a heavy truck operator in several Southern California mines.
    In 1949, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict.  After he was honorably discharged in 1951, he worked for many Southern California companies as a maintenance supervisor.
    He married Jean Bird Sept. 28, 1979, at Victorville, Calif.  They moved to Nampa in 1981.
    In 1985, he began his own business as a mortgage holder field representative.
    He was a member of the Nampa First Southern Baptist Church.
    He was an active member of the Mr. Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 39, AF&AM of Caldwell, and the El Korah Shrine of Boise.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Ray Finch of Culver City, Calif., and Ken Finch of Desert Hot Springs, Calif; three daughters, Robin Jimison of Ontario, Calif., Karen Fane-Griffin of Ely, Nev., and Patsy Gillette of North Palm Springs, Calif.; four stepsons, Dutch Sittig of Placentia, Calif., Bob Sittig of Westminister, Calif., Greg Sittig of Buhl and Eric Bird of Nampa; two step-daughters, Sharla Bird-Finch of Nampa and Vivian Russum of Desert Hot Springs; 17 grandchildren; and two nieces.
    He was preceded in death by a sister.
    Friends may call today until 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nampa Alsip chapel.

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