Graveside services for
Kermit E. Hale, 68, of Middleton and formerly of Nampa, who
died Saturday, July 11, at home of natural causes, will be
held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
The Rev. Leo W. Reed of the Nampa First Baptist Church
will officiate, under the direction of the Alsip Funeral
Chapel, Nampa. Friends may meet at the cemetery.
Mr. Hale was born Sept. 26, 1918, at Salem, Miss. He
lived with his family in several states while growing up.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945, spending
some of his tour of duty in Europe. Following his discharge,
he moved to Nampa.
He married Lois Anthony in 1946. They divorced in 1968.
He worked as a carman at the Union Pacific Fruit Express
Shops in Nampa from 1946 to 1979.
In March 1986 he moved to Middleton.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carman of
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and
Larry Rowe of Middleton and Janice and Bill Moser of Payette;
a stepson and his wife, Charles and Trudy Anthony of Nampa; a
brother, Konald Hale of Tahoe City, Calif.; a sister, Dolores
Eddins of Gardena, Idaho; five grandchildren; two
granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Program at Mercy
Medical Center, 1512 12th Ave. Road, Nampa 83651;
the Idaho Lung Association, 2621 Camas St., Boise 83705; or
flowers may be sent.
Friends may call today until 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8
a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alsip chapel.