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Information for Carl Clifford Morfitt
23 September, 1913 28 April, 1984
The Idaho Press-Tribune

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Joe Morfin
Services for Carl "Mike" Moffitt, 70, of Wilder, who died Saturday, April 28, in his home, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Interment will follow in the Wilder Cemetery.
    Mr. Moffitt was born Sept. 23, 1913, in Vale, Ore., to James C. and Margaret Glenn Morfitt.  He moved with his parents to Wilder in 1919 where his father operated a retail store.
    He graduated from Jerome High School in 1931 and from the University of Idaho in 1935 where he was a member of Sigma Mu fraternity.
    Following graduation from college, he worked at the First Security Bank and with an accounting firm in Boise.  In 1937 he went to work for his father at Morfitt Stores, Inc., which operated stores in Wilder, Homedale and Marsing.
    He became president and general manager of the firm in 1955 and was associated with the stores until his death.
    He married Leila Gabbey on June 13, 1940, in Boise and the couple moved to Wilder in 1942 where they had since resided. 
    He served two terms on the Wilder City Council and was a former member of the Wilder Chamber of Commerce.  He was a 40-year member of BPOE Lodge 1448 in Caldwell.
    He is survived by his wife of Wilder; a son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Jane Morfitt of Caldwell; a son, Michael G. Morfitt of Boise; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard C. and Ann Morfitt of Caldwell; his stepmother, Ila Bernice Morfitt of Boise; a sister, Helen M. Durham of Boise; and two granddaughters, Molly and Megan Morfitt, both of Caldwell.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Memorials may be made to the Wilder Quick Response Unit; the Golden Gate Baptist Church of Wilder; or to a favority charity.
    Friends may call at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell today from 3 to 8 p.m.



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