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Information for William Chester Hoshaw

2 July, 1906 - 20 November, 1986

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

November, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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William Hoshaw

    Graveside services for William Chester "Wid" Hoshaw, 80, who died of natural causes Thursday, Nov. 20, at his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    The Rev. Allen Nelson, pastor of the Caldwell Free Methodist Church will officiate with services under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Hoshaw, a stockman, was born July 2, 1906, near Westerville, Neb., to Jesse and Gertrude Copsey Hoshaw.  He was one of nine children and attended grade and high schools in Westerville.
    He married Dorothy Ann Wood Aug. 6, 1927, at Broken Bow, Neb.  Their first home was on the Norris Wood farm near Westerville.  They farmed there until 1939 when they moved to Pavillion, Wyo., where they farmed and he worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
    They moved to Rupert, in 1962 and to the Caldwell area in 1964.  In 1968 they bought an acreage in Caldwell where they operated a livestock business until 1980.  They had since resided there.  They had recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; two sons, Bill Hoshaw of Caldwell and Wendell Hoshaw of Olympia, Wash; a daughter, Edra Hoadley of American Falls; two brothers, Harold Hoshaw of Rupert and Harry Hoshaw of Orland, Calif.; a sister, Effie Sebastian of Eugene, Ore.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Jack, in 1965; four brothers; and a sister.
    Memorials may be made to the Caldwell Free Methodist Church.
    Friends may call Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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