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Information for Clifford Clarence McMahan
28 October, 1913 20 March, 1983
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
March, 1983

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Clifford McMahan

    Services for Clifford C. McMahan, 69, of Melba Star Rt., who died Sunday, March 20, at his home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. R.E. Gillatt, pastor of the Marsing Assembly of God Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    He was born Oct. 28, 1913, at Fruitvale, to Rollie and Edna McMahan.  He was reared and educated in Fruitvale, near Council.  After his schooling he worked for the Forest Service, the railroad and later he worked in a gold mine.  He married Gertrude Brandau on July 26, 1932, in Vale, Ore.  They lived in Fruitvale until 1936 when they moved to the Wilson Community near Melba where they had since made their home.   He had been a farmer and a rancher in the Wilson Community for 46 years. He and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on July 26, 1982.  He enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing.  The last few years he had gone deep sea fishing off the Washington Coast.  He was president of the Reynolds Irrigation, he was judge on the Election Board for Owyhee County, he served on the Melba School Board and in 1982 was awarded the Old Timers Lifetime Honorary Plaque by the Owyhee County Cattlemen's Association.  His grandson said of him, "Loved by many, hated by few, but remembered by all."
    He is survived by his wife of Melba; three daughters, Inez King and Clara Bish, both of Nampa, Shirley Verbanac, Boise; one sister, Violet Burt, Colville, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Rob King, Neil King, Mark Verbanac, Jeff Verbanac, Jack Bish and Conley Bish.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the A.L.S. Muscular Dystrophy, 477 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho 83706, a favorite charity or flowers may be sent.

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