Services for William C. "Bill" Iest, 51, of
Caldwell, who died of injuries suffered in a light
plane accident between Boise and Mountain Home, will be held at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Dr. Donald
Frank of Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, will
officiate. Burial will follow in the
Mr. Iest, owner of Flight Service, Inc. was born Oct.
23, 1934, at Corona,
Calif., a son of Cornelius "Case"
and Tina Vermeer Iest.
He was reared and educated in Chino, Calif., graduating
from Chino High School in 1952. He worked in a
partnership with his father on a dairy farm. In 1958 he moved
with his parents to a ranch in northern
California. They ranched there until
1962 when they moved to the Parma area where they farmed.
He had owned and operated Flight Service, Inc. in
since 1971. He used the "Flying Dutchman" as his trademark.
He married Carole Carpenter on Jan. 15, 1977, at
He was a member of several aviation associations,
including the Idaho Agriculture Aviation Association of which
he was past president and current member of the board of
directors; the National Agriculture Aviation Association;
ALPA; and the PNWAAA of which he was past vice president and a
He was also a member of the American Bowling Congress;
and BPOE No. 1448, Caldwell Elks.
He enjoyed golfing, bowling, snowmobiling, and above
all he loved to fly.
He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; three sons,
Casey Iest, and Rob and Scott Carpenter, all of Caldwell; a
daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Robert Brown of Poplar
Bluff, Mo.; a daughter, Stacia Carpenter of Caldwell; his
mother, Tina Iest of Caldwell; a sister and brother-in-law,
Helen and Dave Tidwell of Washington, D.C.; and three nephews
and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity or the
American Cancer Society.