31 December, 1912 – 18 February, 1986
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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,
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
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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