Information for Dr. Joseph H. Mayfield
30 December, 1911 25 November, 1991
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
November, 1991

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Dr. Joseph Mayfield

    Dr. Joseph H. Mayfield, 79, of Nampa, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 1991, at a Nampa hospital.  Memorial Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at College Church of the Nazarene, 504 Dewey Ave.  Dr. Bruce Petersen, pastor of the church will officiate.  Private burial will precede the services at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Dr. Joseph H. Mayfield was born on Dec. 30, 1911, at Center, Colorado, where he was reared and educated.  He received his A.B. Degree from Pasadena College, his M.A. Degree from the University of Southern California and did graduate work at Columbia University, Union Theological Seminary and Claremont Graduate School.  Dr. Mayfield received Honorary Doctorates from Pasadena College and Northwest Nazarene College.
    He married Hazel Siler on June 19, 1933, at Pasadena, California.  For 20 years he worked in various capacities at Pasadena College, including professor, dean of men, dean of students and vice president.  Dr. Mayfield joined the staff at N.N.C. in 1960 where he served as professor teaching Greek and religion, vice president for campus life, director of special services and assistant to the president for community relations.  He also served as acting president between the presidential terms of Dr. John Riley and Dr. Kenneth Pearsall.
    Dr. Mayfield is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Mayfield, Nampa; a son-in-law, Richard and his wife, Judy Sutherland Spokane WA; 4 grandchildren, Greg Sutherland, Lynn Dee Emert and Rick and Tina Sutherland; 3 great-grandchildren; and a nephew.


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