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Information for Thelma Irene Hyde Swigert Kiester

6 August, 1910 - 15 September, 1978

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

September, 1978
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Thelma Kiester

    Graveside services for Albert Kiester, 86, of Homedale, who died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1990, at a Homedale nursing home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Wilder Cemetery.  The Rev. Clare Willcuts, Nampa, will officiate under the direction Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.  Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.
    Mr. Kiester Was born Jan, 31, 1904, at Canton, Mo. a son of Frank and Johnna W. Pardike Kiester.  At the age of 12 he moved with his family to Colorado and then to Wisconsin.  He logged in Wisconsin for several years and worked for a construction company in Wisconsin and Minnesota building dams.  He came to Idaho in 1928 and married Evelyn Hixson at Boise.  The couple moved to Michigan where he worked, for the Gerber Baby Food Co. for a time.  He returned to construction work and in 1931 they moved to Melba where he worked on a ranch in the Reynolds Creek area.
    He married Nellie Stohler in 1940 in Michigan and they returned to Idaho in 1943.  She died in 1958.  In 1947 he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad, where he worked until his retirement in 1969.  He married Thelma I. Hyde Swiggart March 6, 1965, at Winnemucca, Nev.  She died in 1978.  Al enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and flowers.
    He was a member of the AFL-CIO.
    Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Spriggs of La Mesa, Calif.; a son-in-law, Matt Feltman of Boise; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene, six brothers and a sister.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Homedale Senior Citizens.
    Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.

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