– Memorial funeral services for Ben M. McPhie, 93, of 1108 7th St. S., Nampa, died in
a Nampa nursing home Saturday following an extended illness,
will be conducted at 1 :30 p.m. Wednesday at Alsip Funeral
Chapel, with the rev. Frank M. Marler, pastor emeritus of
the Nampa First Christian Church, officiating, and chapel
rites by Nampa Masonic Lodge No. 29 A.F. and A.M.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial
He was born July
24, 1884, in Grass Creek, Utah.
At a young age he moved with his family to Diamondville, Wyo.,
where he was reared and educated.
He worked as a
coal miner in Diamondville for several years prior to going
to work for the Union Pacific Railroad on April 6, 1906.
He married Mary (mamie) Hunter Sept. 22, 1906, at
lived at Kemmerer,
Wyo., form 1906 until 1913, at which time they
moved to Nampa
to make their home.
He retired as a brakeman from the Union Pacific Railroad on
October 31, 1949.
Mrs. McPhie preceded him in death July 18, 1970.
He was a member
of the Nampa Firt Christian Church, a 50-year member of the
Nampa Masonic Lodge No. 29, A.F. & A.M., lifetime member of
the Scottish Rite bodies, member of the ElKorah Shrine in
Boise, member of the Nampa Chapter No. 30., Order of the
Eastern Star, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Union
Pacific Old Timers Club No. 14, the Nampa 50-year Club and
was a sponsor of the Union Pacific Railroad Lady Trainmen
is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorlene J. Ostrander,
Caldwell; one sister, Agnes Turner,
Cedar City, Utah;
two grandsons, Robert M. Simpson,
and William F. Simpson,
Wis.; and four great-grandsons.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by
two brothers and six sisters.
suggests that memorial contributions be given to the Idaho
Youth Ranch in Rupert, the Shriners Crippled
in Portland, Ore., or flowers may be sent.