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Information for Jack L. Frickey

24 February, 1929 - 28 October, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

31 October, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Jack Frickey

    Jack L. Frickey, 66, of Nampa, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 28, 1995, at his home.  funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 1995, at the Nampa First Southern Baptist Church, 1311 E. Sherman Ave.  Pastor John S. Henry will officiate.  Burial will follow in Melba Cemetery.  Services are under direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Jack was born Feb. 24, 1929, the youngest of 10 children to John S. and Letha Gilmore Frickey.  He was raised and educated in the Melba area where he met Betty Workman and they were married on Sept. 12, 1946, in Winnemucca, Nevada.
    Jack served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 until 1948.  He then moved to Spokane for a time, and for several years he lived and worked in Alaska and Nebraska.  Jack worked in construction, driving truck in the oil well fields.  Upon moving back to Idaho he owned and operated several businesses including a milk route, a service station, a custom combine service, scrap metal business, heavy equipment business, truck brokerage, and trucking service.  Before retiring he owned several cocktail lounges.
    Jack was a 39-year member of the Nampa Elks Lodge, Past Exalted Ruler and trustee.  He was also a 26-year member of the Melba American Legion, Post 0126.
    His special interests include flying his own plane, trap shooting and conversing with his many friends and family.  After retirement, he and Betty enjoyed traveling to Alaska and Arizona.
    This a a poem Jack sent to Betty while he was in the service;


    I do believe the Lord above, created you for me to love.
    He picked you out from all the rest, because he knew I'd love you best.
    I had a heart both brave and true, but now it's gone from me to you.
    Take care of it as I have done, for you have two and I have none.
    If I go to heaven and you're not there, I'll paint your face on the golden stair.
    So all the angels will look and see, exactly what you mean to me.
    If you're not there by judgment day, I'll know you've gone the other way.
    I'll give the angels back their wings, their halos, and all the other things.
    And just to show you my love is true, I'll go to hell dear, just for you.
by Dr. Lopeman, USN
He is survived by his wife, Betty of Nampa; three sons, Steve Frickey and his wife Shelley, Mark Frickey and his wife Judy, and Jack G. Frickey, all of Nampa; a daughter, Cheryl Boden and her husband Don of Nampa; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grand-daughters; two brothers, Howard Frickey of Nampa, and Paul Frickey of Arizona; one sister, Marjorie Thornbrugh of Nampa; mother-in-law, Artie Workman of Melba; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Marshall, Virgil, Jim, and Don Frickey; two sisters, Dorothy Kurtz, and Evelyn Frickey; father-in-law, Golden (G.W.) Workman; and one infant grandson, John Frickey.
    Jack was a bright light in his family's eyes and he will be greatly missed.
    Memorials may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church, 14311 E. Sherman Ave., Nampa, ID 83651.
    Friends may call at Alsip Funeral Chapel on today until 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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