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
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
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
Friends may call Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.