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Information for Emery Earl McKinney

14 January, 1900 – 1 June, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Emery McKinney

    Funeral services for Emery E. McKinney, 84, of 1111 N. Midland Blvd., Nampa, who died Friday, June 1, at a Nampa nursing home, will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel in Nampa, with Bishop Darius T. Bailey, Bishop of the Nampa Ninth Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. He was born Jan. 14, 1900, at Roseburg, Ore., to John and Sarah McKinney.
    He was reared and educated in Idaho.  He entered the U.S. Army April 2, 1917, and served during WWI.  He was honorably discharged Aug. 16, 1919, and moved to Oregon.  He was baptized in the LDS Church Jan. 20, 1936.  He then spent several years in the Soldiers Home at Roseburg, Ore., recovering from injuries sustained in the war.
    He married Eliza Elizabeth Bennett Oct. 3, 1942, in Nampa.  Their marriage was solemnized November 30, 1945, in the Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Temple.  He then re-enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during WWII.  After his discharged, he returned to Nampa and went to work for the railroad.  His wife died May 1, 1956.  He later retired from the railroad.
    He then married Jennie L. Kendall on July 7, 1965, in Nampa.  She died April 25, 1974.
    He then married Lillie Dunlap Sept. 30, 1980 and he had resided in Nampa since.
    He was a member of the Nampa Ninth Ward LDS Church.  He had been very active in the church, serving as senior Aaronic priesthood secretary, past Sunday school superintendent, supervisor of Ward teachers, was a high priest and had worked in the Bishop’s Store House for 11 years.  He was also a life member and past commander of the Nampa DAV and past commander of the Nampa War Eagle Barracks, No. 459, Veterans of WWI.
    He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Arave, Nampa, Mrs. Florence Hampton, Bruneau, Mrs. Susie Murphy, Napa, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Golgert, Camas, Ore. and Rose Florence, Clarkston, Wash.; and numerous step-children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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