Information for Ernesto Medina
11 November, 1916 30 January, 1987
From The Idaho Press-Tribune

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Ernesto Medina

    Rosary for Ernesto Medina, 70, of Nampa, who died Friday, Jan. 30, at the Nampa hospital, will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
    Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church.  The Rev. George Fahey, S.M., will celebrate with burial to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Medina was born Nov. 11, 1916, to Alfonso and Delores Salazar Medina, at Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where he was reared and educated.
    He married Santos Escamilla Gutierrez July 17, 1940, at Allende.  In 1942, they moved to McAllen, Texas, for a year, then made their home in San Antonio, Texas, where he worked as a carpenter for nearly 20 years.  The family moved in 1963 to California, where he worked as a farm laborer.  He retired and they moved in 1973 to Nampa, where he had since resided.
    He was a member of the Catholic Church.
    He is survived by his wife of Weiser; seven sons, Joe Medina of Pamona, Calif.; John Medina of Caldwell, Ernest Jr. and Frank Medina, both of Weiser, and Homer, Roger and Alfonso Medina, all of Nampa; six daughters, Mary (Mrs. John) Moreno of Stockton, Calif., Delores (Mrs. Victor) Lara of Chicago, Ill., Ruth (Mrs. Arnulfo) Bermudez and Yolanda (Mrs. Rudy) Ramirez, both of Caldwell, Rosie Medina of Weiser, and Norma (Mrs. Ray) Vasquez of Waimanalo, Hawaii; a sister, Isabel Guerra of Pharr, Texas; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a brother and a granddaughter.
    Memorials may be made to the Mercy Medical Center Intensive Care Unit, Nampa; or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Nampa Flahiff chapel today until 9 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and may meet at the church for services.


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