Information for Reed Vaughn Luster

25 July, 1908 24 February, 1988

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Reed Luster

    Graveside funeral services for Reed V. Luster, 79, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1988, at home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with the Rev. Kenneth B. Britt, pastor of the Nampa First Christian Church, officiating and Masonic Rites by Ashlar Lodge 90, AF&AM.  Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    Mr. Luster was born July 25, 1908, at Cushman, Ark.  At the age of 12 he moved with his family to Oklahoma, where he was reared and educated.  Following his schooling he worked in the oil fields and also drove a milk route.  He married Sylvia M. Maness on Sept. 11, 1932, at Rossville, Okla.  In 1935 they moved to Dixie, Idaho, where he worked in the gold mine.  In 1936 they moved to Cascade, where he worked in a lumber mill.  In 1943 they moved to Boise, where he operated a dairy farm and had a garage at Ustick.  In 1947 they moved to Nampa, where he owned and operated a planing mill for several years.  He later went into the construction trade and worked on the Hells Canyon, Dworshak and Libby dams.  He also worked around the valley for a while as a carpenter, retiring in 1973.  He was a member of Ashlar Lodge 90, AF&AM, the El Korah Shrine in Boise and the Scottish Rites Bodies.  
    He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, Nampa; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Betty J. and Everett Jensen, Caldwell, Helen L. Grove, Troy, Idaho, Carol A. and Terry Johnson, Caldwell, and Marlene and Joe Jepko, Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Vyrl Dean Bowles, Modesto, Calif.; four granddaughters; five grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, a sister, a son-in-law and a grandson.
    The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 1528 Vista Ave., Boise 83705; or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m., all day Friday until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.


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