Information for Ralph Martindale
17 October, 1903 - 25 November, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
November, 1984

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Ralph Martindale

    Services for Ralph Martindale, 81, of Nampa, who died Sunday, Nov. 25, in a Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Chapel L.D.S. Church, 143 Central Canyon St., Nampa.
    Roger Kotter, bishop of the Nampa Eighth Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites.  Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    Mr. 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 Idaho.  They moved to Nampa in 1942.  He retired from the phone company as a construction supervisor for southwest Idaho in 1968.
    Mr. Martindale was a member of the Boise Oriental Lodge 60, AF&AM and had bowled in the Nampa Skyline Legue (sic) for many years.
    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 and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by one son, Duane Martindale


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