Services for Richard Allen Francis, 75, of Nampa, who died
Saturday, May 16 in the Nampa hospital, will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Kenneth Britt of the Nampa First Christian Church
will officiate. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. Francis was born June 23, 1911, at Broken Bow, Neb., to
Charles and Bertha Johansen Francis. He was reared and
began his education in Broken Bow. He later went to
Casper, Wyo., where he continued his schooling, graduating
from high school there.
He married Mildred E. Lee Aug. 25, 1931, at Broken Bow, where
they made their home. While there, they owned and
operated a general mercantile store. They later sold the
store and started farming. In 1938, they moved to
Wyoming where they ranched. They later moved to Idaho
and settled in Nampa where they had since resided. Mr.
Francis worked for Pacific Fruit Express shops in Nampa for
several years, retiring as night watchman. He also
worked for the Idaho State School and Hospital in Nampa for 5
He was a member of the Nampa First Christian Church. He
was also a member of Union Pacific Railroad Junior Old Timers
Club No. 18.; UPRR Old Times Club No. 14; Ashlar Lodge No. 90,
AF & AM; Nampa Eagles lodge No. 2103; and the Nampa Loyal
Order of Moose. They were also members and helped
organize the UPRR Good Sam Railroad Club, and the Nampa Good
Sam Travel Club.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was involved in RV camping,
fishing and duck hunting.
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; three daughters, Betty
(Mr. John) White and Lois Francis, both of Nampa, and Louise
Cummings of Boise; a brother, Louis Francis of Broken Bow; two
sisters, Alice Fisher of Casper and Effie Anderson of Houston,
Texas; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and a
Memorials may be made to the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital,
2004 Fort Place, Boise 83702; or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call today until 9 p.m., Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9
p.m., and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Alsip
Funeral Chapel, Nampa.