Volney Hickox Sr., 82, of
Wilder, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992, at the Homedale
nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, November 4, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
Caldwell. Rev. Ramiro Cruz-Ahedo, United Methodist Church,
Wilder, will officiate. Lodge Rites will be performed by the
I.O.O.F. #137, Wilder. Burial will follow at the Wilder
Volney was born on September 11, 1910, in Ontario, Oregon,
the third child of Victor and May Hickox. He then moved with
his family to the Big Bend community of Oregon, where he
attended grade school. He then went to high school, but
eventually graduated from Weiser Institute in 1929. He later
attended the College of Idaho for two years.
Volney married Ione Kreider on Easter Sunday, April 16,
1933, with Dr. Springer officiating. The couple settled in
Weiser, Idaho, where Volney did custom farm work.
In 1938 they moved to Wilder to the Kreider family ranch,
where Ione still resides.
Volney was a member of the United Methodist Church, a
longtime member of the Odd Fellows Lodge #137, and a retired
member of the Mason's Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Ione; a son William Jr. "Bill"
and his wife Nona; a son-in-law, Jim Keeney of Melba; a
brother, Averitt of Boise; a sister, Ethel Darnel1 of Filer,
Idaho; a brother-in-law, Warren W. Kreider and his wife Joann
of Evanston, Wyoming; a sister-in-law, Virginia Albrecht and
her husband Frank of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren,
Jeff Keeney and his wife Teresa and their three children from
Melba, Jonica Oates and her two children from Eagle, Janet
Keeney of Forest Grove, Oregon, Holly Hickox of Wilder and
Chad Hickox of Caldwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a younger
brother, Victor, and his daughter, Phyllis Keeney.
Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church,