McConnell, 64 of Caldwell, died Friday, Oct.
16, 1992 at home of natural causes.
will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 1992 at the
Young of Nampa will officiate.
Burial will follow
Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral
Sam was born October 3, 1928 at Huntsville,
Arkansas, the son of Samuel W. and
Ila Johnson McConnell. He
came to Dixie
at the age of eight and was educated in Notus.
He married Wanda
June Blanc, February 24, 1947 in Elko,
Nevada, and they made their home in
Sam was employed by
Idaho Meat Packers for 20 years, and at the age of 39 began
his career at the Canyon County Assessor's Office.
He was Deputy
Assessor for 12 years and served as the elected Canyon County
assessor for 12 years until retiring from public office in
January of 1991. Sam
served as President of the Idaho Association of County
Assessors from 1982 to 1983.
He considered working with and helping senior
citizens one of his greatest accomplishments.
He was recognized
for his service by Governor Cecil Andrus.
Sam and Wanda
operated a small business known throughout the area as Sam
and Wanda's Vacuum Sales and Service.
Their business has
served the valley for over 35 years.
Sam had served as
an elder in the Church of The Covenants for 38 years where he held
numerous offices. He
loved the Lord dearly and and left a great Christian
heritage. He was
also a member of the Caldwell Kiwanis Club.
Sam is survived
by his wife, Wanda of Caldwell, five children and their
spouses, Howard and Linda McConnell of Middleton, Harold and
Judy McConnell of Boise, Samuel Terry McConnell of Caldwell,
Sherrie and Jerry Gibson of Boise and Dan and Corrine
McConnell of Nampa; a sister, Gladys E. Caple of Caldwell;
twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father,
two brothers, a sister and a niece.
Sam was a loving
husband and father. He was greatly loved and respected by
all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
suggests that memorials be made to the Gideon Memorial
Friends may call
at Dakan Funeral Chapel in
from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday.