Information for Francis William McCormick
25 September, 1905 28 March, 1991
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
March, 1991

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Francis McCormick

    Francis William McCormick, 85, of Nampa, died Thursday, March 28, 1991, at home of natural causes.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, at the First Congregational Church, 1007 C. Midland Blvd., Nampa.
    Mr. McCormick was born in Garber, Ill., Sept. 25, 1905, the son of Dr. R.C. and Margaret Kerby McCormick.  He attended school in Wauconda, Ill., and graduated from high school in Flemming, Colo.  After graduating from the College of Idaho in 1928, he began his retailing career with the Golden Rule Store in Caldwell.  After his marriage to Dorothy Dudley, June 14, 1931, they moved to Emmett.  His career spanned 50 years with stores in Cambridge, Parma and the Nampa Idaho Department Store, where he retired in 1975.
    He was a charter member of the First Congregational Church in 'Nampa where he served in many capacities. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Order, AF & AM, the Nampa Toastmaster's Club, charter member of the Emmett Lion's Club and a longtime member of the Nampa Treasure Valley Lion's Club where he served in all of the offices.  By this club he recently was honored by being named a Melvin Jones Fellow, for dedicated humanitarian services, the highest award given by the Lion's Club International Foundation.
    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Nampa; two daughters, Peggy Waterman and her husband, Dr. Wilbur of Caldwell, and Mary Lou Mansfield and Paul Wallwork of Vancouver, Wash.; two sisters, Doris Widener and Marjorie Dugan, both of Santa Rosa, Calif.; six grandsons, Tim and Lin Waterman of Boise, Warren Waterman and his wife, Susan of Meridian, John Mansfield of Ithica, N.Y., Fred Mansfield of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Paul Mansfield of Eugene, Ore.; two granddaughters, Jenny Howe and her husband, Dr. Roger of Lafayette, Calif., and Laura Shannon and her husband, Eric of Bremerton, Wash.; three great-grandchildren; a niece; and (illegible) nephew.
    The family suggests memorial be made to the First Congregational Church, Narnpa, or to the Idaho Lion's Eye Bank, c/o St. Alphonsus Hospital, 1055 Curtis Road, Boise 83706.


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