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Information for Harry Aaron Koontz

16 August, 1915 - 27 January, 1997

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Harry Koontz

    Harry A, Koontz, 81, of Nampa, died on Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in Loma Linda, CA, from cancer.  Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Rev. Robert Manley of the College Church of the Nazarene will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Harry A. Koontz was born on August 16, 1915, in Blaine, Montana.  He grew up on ranches in the Dillon, MT, area before serving 5 years in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He met his wife, Pat, in 1942 in Melbourne, Australia, and following WW II she came to the United States where they were married.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past November.  He worked as a tool and die maker for 25 years until retiring from the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California, in 1970.  In 1971 he and his wife moved to the Nampa area where he raised cattle with his brother, Lloyd.
    Harry is survived by his wife, Olga Patricia (Jones) Koontz, Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Louise and Loy Vincent, Ridgecrest, CA; 2 grandsons, Robert Michael Anderson, Nampa and Stephen Anderson, Tulsa, OK; 3 sisters, Mabel Williss, Ethel Ray McNees and Afton Marchessau, all of Dillon, MT; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Kay Koontz, and Jim and Mille Koontz, Gladewater, Texas.
    Harry was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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