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,
Masonic rites will be conducted by Ashlar Lodge No. 90,
AF&AM, Nampa. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial
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
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
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.