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Information for Harold Wilford Fuhriman

31 August, 1915 1 October, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Harold Fuhriman

    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 the ranch.
    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 cabinets.
    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 infant sister.
    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.

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