Ralph Martindale, 81, of Nampa, who died Sunday, Nov. 25, in a
hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Chapel
143 Central Canyon St.,
bishop of the Nampa Eighth Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, will officiate.
follow in the Hillcrest Memorial
Gardens with Masonic
graveside rites. Services
and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral
Martindale was born Oct. 17, 1903, in
Boone, Iowa, to Joseph and Mary Martindale.
He was reared and
educated in Boone. After
his schooling he worked in a brick yard and later went to
work for the railroad in Omaha, Neb.
He moved to Boise in 1926 and went to work for Mountain
Bell in construction. He
married Iris Chamberlain on Sept. 7, 1927, in Blackfoot.
While with the phone
company they lived in several towns throughout
They moved to Nampa in 1942.
He retired from the phone company as a construction
supervisor for southwest
Martindale was a member of the Boise Oriental Lodge 60,
AF&AM and had bowled in the Nampa Skyline Legue (sic) for
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Robert Ralph
Martindale, Las Vegas, Nev., and Roger Thomas Martindale,
Meridian; one brother, Thomas Martindale, Idaho Falls; four
sisters, Sara Runyan, Sylvia Currell and Ida Pestotnick all
of Boone, Iowa, and Bessie Begg, Aimes, Iowa; eight
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces
He was preceded in death by one son, Duane Martindale