services for Denzil N. Metzer, 73, of Homedale, who died
Saturday, July 25, at his farm, will be held at 1030 a.m.
Wednesday at the
The Rev. Kenneth
Pitts of the Homedale Friends ministery (sp) will officiate,
under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.
Friends may meet at
Mr. Metzer, a retired farmer, was born Oct. 27, 1913, at
to Adolph C. and Helena A. Schultz Metzer.
As a child, he moved
with his family to Colorado and in May 1929 to Caldwell.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for
irrigation systems in the Boise Valley
for 10 years.
He married Mary E. Church Feb. 18, 1936, in Payette.
They made their
home in Cascade, where he worked in logging.
They then moved to
Los Angeles, where he was a sheet
metal foreman for the Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
In 1943 they moved
to Boise and later to Mountain Home, where he
worked in sheet metal. In
1946 they moved to Homedale where he farmed.
He was a
well-drilling contractor in Oregon and Idaho
for 36 years.
Mrs. Metzer died March 23, 1973, in Homedale.
He was a 28-year
member of the Caldwell BPOE No. 1448; Silver City Masonic
Lodge No. 13, AF&AM, Homedale, for 44 years; and Silver Star
Chapter No. 83 OES, Homedale.
He is survived by
a son, Kenne Metzer of Homedale; three brothers, Dale L.
Metzer of Powell, Wyo., Melvin M. Metzer of Othello, Wash.,
and Fay F. Metzer of Vantage, Wash.; a sister, Jean E.
Criffield of Homedale; three granddaughters; a great
grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded
in death by two brothers.
Memorials may be
made to the Homedale Fire Department and Ambulance Fund.
Friends may call
today until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the
Homedale Flahiff chapel.