Graveside services for Alvie H. “Pop” Lanfear, 89, of
Ontario, Ore., formerly of Caldwell, who died Friday, April
8, at a Payette nursing home will be conducted at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in
Caldwell by Rev. Clyde M. Dilley, under the direction of
Flahiff Funeral chapel, Caldwell.
He was born on June 1, 1893 at Beloit, Kansas to Alonza and
Amanda Baker Lanfear. He moved with his family to Byron,
Okla. where they lived until 1908 when they moved to
Stratton, Colo. He married Jennie M. Finch at Burlington,
Colo. on June 26, 1912. They moved from Colorado to
Benkelman, Neb. in the spring of 1913. He farmed there for
one season and moved to De Soto, Iowa for that winter. They
moved to Beloit, Kan., where he worked on construction
projects until 1917. Then they went to farm wheat at Hill
City, Kan. They lived there until 1933 and then moved to
Caldwell, where he farmed. In 1945 he contracted with the
Union Pacific Railroad Co. and worked as a drayman until
retiring in 1963. They moved to a small ranch near New
Plymouth in 1963. In 1966 they sold the ranch and moved to
Ontario, Ore. Mrs. Lanfear died in February of 1969. He was
active in the Ontario Senior Citizens.
He is survived by a son, Alvie Jr. of Fruitland; four
daughters, Mrs. Paul (Olive) Thomson and Mrs. Floyd (Verda)
Ames of Caldwell, Helen Grunke of Payette and Mrs. George
(Mary) Jones of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; two brothers, Albert
of Caldwell and Alferd of Grove, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Grant
(May) Boothe of Harrisonville, Mo., 18 grandchildren, 37
great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents, one grandchild, and three great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the chapel Monday from 10 a.m. until 9
p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m. until noon.