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.
follow in the Hillcrest Memorial
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,
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
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.
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.