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Information for Wesley Clay Halbert

22 September, 1892 - 5 September, 1983

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

September, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Clay Halbert

    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 Caldwell.
    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 Homedale.
    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.

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