Information for William Cornelius Iest

23 October, 1934 - 27 June, 1986

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

 
Contributed by Dan Fowler


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William Iest

    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 Wilder Cemetery.
   
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 Caldwell since 1971. He used the "Flying Dutchman" as his trademark.
   
He married Carole Carpenter on Jan. 15, 1977, at Caldwell.
   
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 board member.
   
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.


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