Information for Richard W. "Dick" Friddle
November, 1932 - 25 March, 1997
From the Idaho
27 March, 1997
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"Dick" Friddle, 64, of Melba, passed away at home on
Tuesday, March 25, 1997, following a courageous 13-month
battle with lung cancer. Funeral services will be held
at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 1997, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral
Chapel, Nampa. Officiant will be Rev. Russ Steiger of
the Melba Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the
Dick was born at Nampa, Idaho, November 29, 1932, the son of
Clen and Edith Seeger Friddle. He attended Melba Grade
School and graduated from Melba High School in 1951. He
married Peggy Frisch, June 8, 1951, in Winnemucca, Nevada, and
they farmed at Melba.
In January 1952, he joined the Air Force. After basic
training at San Antonio, Texas, Dick was stationed at Keesler
Air Force Base, Gulfport, Mississippi. He was in the
3398th Tech Training Sp. where he taught Electronic
Countermeasures. After his discharge in January 1956
they returned to Melba where they started farming, with his
parents. He and Peggy have two sons, who are in a family
partnership with the farming and custom combining business.
Like Dick's father, he passed the farming trade on to his
sons. He continued to farm with his sons until his
illness forced him to become less active.
Dick was a member of the Divin Sloneker Post 126, American
Legion, Melba, IOOF Lodge #105, Melba. He was a former
member of the Melba Fire Department and Melba Athletic
Boosters Club. He was an instructor at the first Hunters
Safety course taught at the Melba schools in 1979. Dick
enjoyed hunting and fishing and snowmobiling, especially in
the Owyhees, with family and friends.
Dick is survived by his wife, Peggy, two sons and their
wives, Rick and Gayle Friddle and Tom and Mary Friddle, all of
Melba; four granddaughters, Sumer Anne and her husband, Brent
Bradshaw of Kuna, Heather and Noelle Friddle and Becca Sayers,
all of Melba; one grandson, Matthew Friddle of Melba; a sister
and brother-in-law, Shirley and Charles Miller of Caldwell;
and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until
time of services on Friday at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel.
The family wishes to thank the neighbors, friends and MSTI-West
Staff and Mercy Hospice Staff for all the wonderful support
they have extended over these past two months. All was
Memorials may be sent to MSTI-West, Mercy Hospice, Melba EMT
and Melba Senior Center.
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