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Information for Stephen Granger Longstroth

10 August, 1912 2 December, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

8 December, 1994

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Granger Longstroth

    Memorial services will be held at Greenleaf Friends Church at 1:30 p.m. on Tues-day, December 13, for Granger Longstroth, age 82, who passed away at the Benedictine Nursing Center, Mt. Angel, Ore., on December 2, 1994.  His son-in-law, Earl Tycksen, will conduct the service.  A private burial will be held earlier at the Greenleaf Cemetery.
    Mr. Longstroth was born August 10, 1912, in Garland, Utah.  He moved with his parents to the Pleasant Ridge-Greenleaf area in 1918.  He is a graduate of Greenleaf Friends Academy, class of 1930.  As a young man Granger made a commitment to Christ and throughout his life remained faithful to that commitment.  He married Margaret Rinard in Greenleaf on September 20, 1934.  They lived in the Greenleaf area where Granger drove truck for Dairymen's Creamery and then farmed until 1942 when they moved to Nampa.  
    He was employed by the U.S. Employment Service (Dept. of Agriculture) from 1942 until 1945.  He operated Longstroth Realty in Nampa from 1946 to 1952, when he went to work for the Idaho State Department of Employment, serving in Caldwell, Grangeville and Emmett, retiring in 1974.  He then worked in his son's realty office in Emmett.  They moved to Sunnyridge Manor in Nampa in 1980.
    Longstroth served as president of the Nampa Junior Chamber of Commerce and later was Idaho State vice president of that organization.  He was involved in the Emmett Kiwanis Club, holding offices as secretary, vice president and president, and also served as Idaho State Lt. Governor.  He was active in the Friends Church in Nampa, Greenleaf and Emmett, as well as the Grangeville and Emmett Nazarene churches.  He was a member of the Greenleaf Riding Club and the Gideons organization.
    The Longstroths moved to Salem, Ore., in 1991 for health reasons.
    His wife of 60 years, Margaret, survives, as well as his four children, Annie (Earl) Tycksen, Spokane, WA, Larry (Veva) Longstroth, Hailey, ID, Leon (Ida) Longstroth, Salem, OR, and Bruce (Sharon) Longstroth, Newberg, OR. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
    His parents preceded him in death.
    A time of visiting and refreshments will be held in the Fireside Room at the church for friends and relatives following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, 200 N. Meridian, Newberg, OR.



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