Information for Ira Neal Lyons

1 April, 1916 16 May, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

18 April, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Ira Lyons

    Graveside services for Ira Neal Lyons, 79, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, at his home, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday May 19, 1995, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Mr. Leslie Pettit of the Jehovah's Witnesses will officiate under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 1995, at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 2313 Southside Boulevard, Nampa, Idaho.
    Mr. Lyons was born April 1, 1916, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a son of Ira Monroe and Martha Gibbs Lyons.  He was reared and educated in Omaha, Nebraska.  Ira married Mary Alice Baade on July 4, 1941.  Ira went to work for the Miller Cereal Company.  In 1943 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater during WW II.  After his honorable discharge he returned to Omaha where he returned to work for the Miller Cereal Co., which later became Kellogg Cereal Company.  Ira worked for the company for 23 years.  In January of 1957 the couple moved to Boise where they lived for six years.  The couple moved to Nampa where Ira worked for Triangle Dairy and where they have since resided.
    Ira enjoyed fishing, golfing, and especially enjoyed watching cartoons with his grandchildren.
    He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Nampa.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Neal and Susan Lyons of Nampa and Robert Dee and Teresa Lyons of Carrollton, Georgia; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Kay and Dennis L. O'Brien of Middleton; two brothers, Keith and his wife Bertha Lyons and Wayne Lyons all of Omaha, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.  
    The family suggests that memorials be given to Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program, 1512 12th Avenue Road, Nampa, ID 83651.
    Friends may call today from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.


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