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31 March, 1919 24 July, 1987

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Donald Lattimer

    Graveside services for Donald L. "Pete" Latimer, 68, of Nampa, who died Friday, July 24, at home of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Larry Barnett of the Marsing Assembly of God Church will officiate, under direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Lattimer was born March 31, 1919, in Lamar, Neb., to Rollie and Vina Hardy Lattimer.  He was raised in Nebraska and came to Nampa area in 1941.
    He joined the Army in 1942 and served at Camp Rucker. Ala. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
    He married Mildred I. Zajic June 20, 1944, in St. Francis, Kan.  They lived in Imperial Neb., until coming to Caldwell in 1948.
    He worked for Dairymen's Creamery in Caldwell and also operated his own dairy farm.
    He later worked in the construction of the Orchard missile sites, moving to Concord, Calif., in 1956 and, in 1957, to Fallon, Nev., where he also worked in the construction of missile sites.  In 1960 he moved to Emmett and operated a logging business until 1962, when he returned to Caldwell and again resumed working for Dairymen's Creamery.  He moved to Nampa in 1979 upon his retirement.
    He was an avid fisherman and gardener.
    He Is survived by his wife Nampa; two sons, Darrell K. Lattimer of Caldwell and Richard L. Lattimer of Parma; a daughter, Donna J Turnbull of Caldwell; four brothers, Frank Lattimer of Kingman, Ariz., Basil and Gene Lattimer, both of Caldwell, and Jerry Lattimer of Imperial; a sister, Maxine Munson of Caldwell; 11 grandchidren; and a great-grandchild.
    He was preceded in death by a brother.
    Friends may call at the Caldwell Dakan chapel Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Memorials may be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute or the Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program, in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606.

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