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1 November, 1904 - 31 October, 1986
From the Caldwell Tribune

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Robert McGinnis

    Services for Robert H. McGinnis, 81, of Nampa, who died Friday, Oct. 31, at a Nampa care center, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Pastor William G. Arthur of the First Congregational Church, Nampa, will officiate.
    Masonic rites will be conducted by Ashlar Lodge No. 90, AF&AM, Nampa. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. McGinnis, a steamfitter, was born Nov. 1, 1904, at Creston, Iowa, to Joseph C. and Lela Mae Thompson McGinnis. He was reared and attended schools in Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Army from November 1922 to March 1924.
    He married Francis A. Huff on Dec. 20, 1924, at Central City, Neb., and they made their home in Nebraska until moving to Idaho in 1938. They lived and worked in Portland, Ore., during World War II and then returned to Nampa, where he built the M&H Meat Locker plant.
    They went to Alaska in 1952, where he worked on various military installations, the DEW line and or power plants. They then went to Shiprock, N.M., where he worked on the construction of a Bureau of Indian Affairs hospital. He retired and they moved to Sweet Home, Ore., in 1969.
    He was active as a rock hound and was a member of the Sweet Home Rock and Gem Club. He was a member of Sweet Home Chapter No. 164, OES; a life member of Sweet Home Lodge No. 202, AF&AM; and a life member of the Fairbanks Scottish Rite Bodies.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Robert H. McGinnis Jr. of Portland and Walter M. McGinnis of Loomis, Calif.; a daughter, Betty Mae Ernest of Nampa; three brothers, Paul A. McGinnis of Portland, Joseph C. McGinnis Jr. of Abilene, Texas, and Merlin R. McGinnis of Everett, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; six nieces and six nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and until time of services Tuesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Elks Rehabilitation Center, Boise, to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital, Portland, or flowers may be sent.

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