Services for Harold Wilford
Fuhriman, 69, of Nampa, who died Monday, Oct. 1, at a Nampa
hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nampa
South Stake Center Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
on Deer Flat Road.
Bishop Kenneth Wheeler of the Nampa Fifth Ward LDS Church
will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens. Services and interment are under the
direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mr. Fuhriman was born Aug. 31, 1915, on the homestead
ranch of his grandparents south of Nampa, the fifth child of
George Washington and Mary Louise Schoenhals Kloepfer Fuhriman.
He grew up on his father's homestead ranch in the Happy Valley
area near Kuna. He attended Happy Valley School for the first
eight years of his schooling and graduated from Nampa High
School in 1933. Following graduation he continued to work on
He married Virginia Goold on Sept. 9, 1934 at Boise. Their
marriage was solemnized at the Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS
Temple 6n April 25, 1941. In 1936 he went to work for the
Union Pacific Railroad at Nampa. From 1934 to 1944 they lived
in various homes in Boise and Nampa and in 1945 he moved his
family into their present family home which he had built for
them. On June 1, 1976 he retired from the Union Pacific
Railroad. His wife of 45 years died May 16, 1979.
He enjoyed many activities and hobbies. He was a lifelong
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
having served as Elders Quorum President, Stake Missionary,
Ward Financial Clerk, ,Counselor in the Bishopric of the Nampa
Fifth Ward, Stake Clerk in the Nampa Stake and was serving in
the German section of the Nampa Region Genealogical Mission.
He was an active High Priest at the time of his death. He had
been a Home Teacher for more than 40 years and had been a
Sunday school and Primary teacher.
Music was an important part of his life and he sang tenor
in the ward choir for more than 40 years. He played the
trumpet. violin, harmonica and organ and played in a dance
band as a young man. He did beautiful woodwork. He built new
furniture, refinished antiques did wood carvings and built
During the lengthy illness of his wife he took up
stitchery and continued producing beautiful handwork as long
as his health permitted. His home is full of stitchery and
woodwork and refinished antique pieces. Some of his most
difficult stitcheries required more than 800 hours to finish.
He was an avid outdoorsman and gardner and spent many hours
tending his vegetables, flowers and a large vineyard.
Approximately two years ago, Mr. Fuhriman was stricken
with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow.
He is survived by five sons and one daughter and their
families, which include 41 grandchildren, four
grandchildren-in-law and six great-grandcdhildren: David and
Ginger Fuhriman, Nampa, and their six children and five
grandchildren; Jerald and Josie Fuhriman, Caldwell, and their
12 children and one grandchild; George and Pat Fuhriman,
Boise, and their eight children; Larrie Mon and Gayla Fuhriman
and their four children of Nampa; Jay Richard and Pepa
Fuhriman, Nampa, and their six children, his daughter, Susan
Carter and her husband Norman and their five children of
Provo, ,Utah; four brothers, George and Owen of Melba, Glen of
Boise, and Keith of Kuna; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond
(Maurine) Moore, Lowman, Mrs. Parley ,(Ruth) Dilworth,
Roseburg, Ore., and Mrs. Arlene Terry, Boise; one step-sister,
Mrs. Lloyd (Hannah) Castagneto, Nampa; several aunts, uncles,
numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and his wife's 10 brothers
and sisters and their families.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and an
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel until 9
tonight and Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The family will be
present on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church on
Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.