Services for Wesley Clay
Halbert, 90, of Homedale, who died Monday, Sept. 5, at a
Homedale nursing home, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Homedale by Bob Paxton.
Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in
He was born Sept. 22, 1892, at Bartlett, Kan. At the age
of 3 he moved to Shetopa, Kan., with his family. He was
reared and educated in Shetopa. He worked on a farm feeding
cattle for several years.
He married Cora Ethel Clark on May 26, 1917 at Oswego,
Kan. He farmed on his mother's farm until 1939 when they
moved to the Magic Valley area in eastern Idaho. He farmed
there until 1944 when they purchased a grocery store. He also
worked at the sugar factory in Twin Falls for several years.
They sold the store in Twin Falls and moved to Homedale in
1946. They built a grocery store at Halbert Corner, which is
now Young's Corner, east of Homedale in 1948. They operated
the store until 1961 when they retired, and moved into
They have traveled since their retirement. He was as
member of the Stateline Grange, Modern Woodsman of America,
Homedale senior citizens and he was a member of the
Presbyterian Church and the Odd fellows Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, of Homedale; three
sons, Wesley Clark Halbert of Minot, N.D., Robert Eugene
Halbert of Wilder, and Norman D. Halbert of Cheyenne, Wyo.;
four daughters, Cora Ethel Preston of Long Beach, Calif.,
Nancy Z. Egbert of Connell, Wash., Emma Jean Perkins of
Burley, Ida., and Linda Taggart of Homedale; 22 grandchildren,
27 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Fredrick and Amos,
four sisters, and his parents.
Friends may call at the chapel today until 8 p.m.