PARMA - Funeral services for Clarence F. Merrill,
63, Box 428, Parma,
who died Sunday at an Ontario
hospital, will be conducted at the Dakan Funeral Chapel in Parma at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
be the Rev. Wayne Wardwell of Kirkpatrick Memorial
Presbyterian Church. Parma Lodge No. 49, AF&AM, will conduct
interment at Parma.
was born Sept. 4, 1910, in Denver
and moved with his parents to Rosemead, Calif.,
in 1926. He
graduated from El Monte, Calif.,
High School in 1930. He
married Kathleen Spencer April 8, 1934 in
Yuma, Ariz., and
worked in machine shops in the
Los Angeles area.
He served with the
Merchant Marines during World War II, and the family moved
to Parma in 1947 where he
operated Merrill's Machine Shop.
He taught a welding
class at Parma
High School in the
vocational education program for two years.
He was a member
of Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, Parma Masonic
Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies and Korah Temple of the Shrine,
both of Boise, the Parma Caravaners, the National and Idaho
Wildlife Federations, the Parma Rod and Gun Club, where he
served as president for several years, and the National
Rifle Association He was Explorer Scout Post No. 215 adviser
from 1956 to 1964.
Survivors, in addition to his widow, are a son, John
Merrill, Las Vegas; a daughter, Mrs. Ivan (Wilmina) Phelps,
Donnelly; his mother, Mrs. Edith Merrill, Rosemead; a
brother; Roy Merrill, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; two sisters,
Mrs. Don (Cleo) Brown, Rosemead, and Mrs. Roy (Edith)
Thomas, South San Gabriel, Calif., and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by his father and two sisters.