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Information for Rural William Gifford

5 October, 1912 - 14 August. 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

15 August, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Rural Gifford

    Rural William Gifford, 83, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 1996, in Payette nursing home of natural causes.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, August 19, 1996, in the Deer Flat Rd. L.D.S. Chapel.  Bishop Erick Wadsworth of the Nampa, Idaho, 15th Ward of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Relyea Funeral Chapel, Boise.
    Mr. Gifford was born on October 5, 191 2 in Woodville, Idaho, to Henry Elmer and Lilly May Chaffin Gifford. He married Jennie Thornton on February 10, 1931. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple on Feb 10, 1932. Rural was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a Stake Missionary in 1957. He was the inventor of "Adjust-A Height" pulpit mechanisms used in over 7,000 L.D.S. Chapels around the world. They are also used in convention centers and court rooms.
    Survivors include his wife, Jennie Thornton Gifford of Nampa, ID; a son, Leo Rural Gifford of Nampa; 2 daughters: Juanita May Brunson of Delta, Utah, and Jennie LaReve Pulver of Nampa, 19 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
    A viewing will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the Relyea Funeral Chapel, 31 8 North Latah, Boise, and at the church on Monday one hour prior to services.

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