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Information for Leon O. Hendrickson

10 April, 1918 - 3 January, 1983

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Leon Hendrickson

    Services for Leon O. Hendrickson, 64, of Nampa Route 1, who died at his home Monday, Jan. 3, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leo W. Reed, pastor of the Nampa First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wilder Cemetery.
    He was born April 10, 1918, at Mullen, Neb.  At an early age he moved with his family to western Nebraska.  He was r e a r e d and educated near Mitchell, Neb.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
    He was married to Carolyn Ginkens on March 11, 1943, at Mitchell.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Scottsbluff, Neb., where he was employed as an auto mechanic.  In June of 1956, they moved to Nampa to make their home.  He worked a t a local trailer factory and also did carpentry work until ill health forced him to retire in 1971.
    He was very active in the Nampa Men's Bowling Association for a number of years and in 1976, was elected to the board of directors and served on that board for six years; was honored in 1977 with the Hall of Fame Award, and in 1976 received the Kenneth Montgomery Inspirational Award.
    He also was very active in the Junior Bowlers program, having served as secretary-treasurer in 1974.  He was a member of the Nampa First Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Leon P. Hendrickson, Weiser, and Gordon L. Hendrickson, Orleans, Neb.; two brothers, Earl and George Hendrickson, both of Nampa; two sisters, Emily Fellows, Mountain Home, and Rose Elgin, Caldwell; and four grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brothers.
    Memorials may be made to the Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program, 1512 12th Ave. Rd., Nampa 83651, or the Nampa First Baptist Church, 1417 3rd St. S., Nampa 83651.

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