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Information for Richard Dean McFarland

18 June, 1925 - 27 April 1986

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

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Richard McFarland

    Services for Richard Dean McFarland, 60, of Nampa, who died Sunday, April 27, at his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa. The Rev. Peter Michaelson of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Meridian, will officiate and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. McFarland was born June 18, 1925, at Hutchinson, Kan., to Earl B. and Lena Tennant McFarland. He was reared and educated in Kansas and later in Nampa. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and following his discharge returned to Nampa.
    He married Verla F. McAlister on Oct. 10, 1946, at Klamath Falls, Ore., and they made their home in Nampa. He was a car dealer for more than 30 years and operated Dick's Trading Post on 11th Avenue most of that time. He retired due to failing health in 1982.
   He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Richard Dean McFarland Jr. of San Francisco, Calif., Steve McFarland of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter Cheryl Shinn of Meridian; three brothers, Leonard McFarland and Harold McFarland both of Nampa, and Albert McFarland of Boise; four sisters, Virginia Stoker of Hayward, Calif., Myrtle Mae Gookins of Halstead, Kan., Helen Peters of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Dorothy Grossaint of Boise; a grandson, Andy Shinn of Meridian; two granddaughters, BreAnn McFarland of Atlanta, Ga., Leslie Shinn of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

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