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Information for Wilmer Leroy Harrison

22 October, 1896 - 21 September, 1986

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

September, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Wilmer Harrison

    Memorial services for Wilmer L. Harrison, 89, of Caldwell, who died Sunday, Sept. 21, in a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Montana Avenue Baptist Church, Caldwell.
    Pastor Brad Kolbo of the Lake Hazel Baptist Church, Boise; Pastor Jack Shiflett of the Montana Avenue Baptist Church, Caldwell; and Pastor Irving Frank of Caldwell will officiate.  Private burial services will be at the Greenleaf Cemetery, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Harrison, a retired farmer, was born Oct. 22, 1896, at Durkee, Ore., to William S, and Ida M. Harrison.  He attended schools in Synarep, Wash., and Twin Falls, and business college in Seattle, Wash.  He moved with his parents to Twin Falls in 1909.
    He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was honorably discharged on Dec. 24, 1918. He married Clema I. Doud on June 15, 1920, at Twin Falls.  After farming for several years in the Twin Falls and Wendell areas, the family moved to Vale, Ore.  A few years later they moved to the Nampa-Kuna area, where he continued to farm.  In 1961 they retired to Caldwell and Depoe Bay, Ore.
    Mrs. Harrison died in 1984.
    He was an active church member for most of his life.  He served many years as a youth leaders and had served as a deacon and had other responsibilities in the church.  At the time of his death he was a member of Montana Avenue Baptist Church in Caldwell.
    He is survived by a son, William S. Harrison of Caldwell; two daughters, Wilma F. Roberts of Mexico City, Mexico, and Sara M. Kolbo of Nampa; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Leila Berry.
    Memorials may be made to the Montana Avenue Baptist Church Mission Fund or the Greenleaf Friends Church Mission Fund, care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606.
    Friends may call today from 5 p.m. to 9p.m. at the chapel.



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