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Information for Mark F. Gepford

31 December, 1912 18 February, 1986

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mark Gepford

    Graveside services for Mark F. Gepford, 73, of Caldwell, who died Tuesday Feb, 18, at a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell.  Officiating will be Pastor Earl D. Shaffer of the Oregon Trail Church of God, Caldwell, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Gepford was born Dec. 31, 1912, at Holdrege, Neb., to Charles and Mary Gepford. He was reared and educated at Holdrege, and came to Idaho in 1929.
    He married Leona Bendawald on Jan. 16, 1946, in Caldwell.  He served in the Merchant Marine and also worked as a fruit contractor, and a carpenter, and later at the shipyards and at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle.  He had worked for the state of Idaho until his retirement.
    He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; two daughters, Donna Vidic of Helena, Mont., and Barbara Bendawald of Caldwell; two sons, Mark "Jr." Gepford of Caldwell, and Lee Gepford of Nampa; two brothers, Delbert and John Gepford, both of Caldwell; a sister, Wanda Hughes of Caldwell; a sister-in-law, Mae Gepford of Tillamook, Ore.; two half brothers, Charles and Fred Gepford, both of Omaha, Neb.; three half sisters, Wanda Stanley of Missoula, Mont., and Fern Kaufman and Mary Jane Pierce, both of Omaha, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, five brothers and a daughter, Geraldine.
    Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
    Memorials may be made to the Heart Association in care of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386. Caldwell. 83606.

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