John W. Morf, 83, of Nampa, died Wednesday, September 9, 1992, at a Boise hospital, following
open heart surgery.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with the Rev. Robert
E. Garber, retired, officiating.
Masonic rites by officers of Ashlar Lodge 429 AF &
Burial will follow at
John was born
October 11, 1908, in Shelley, Idaho,
a son of Rudolph and Cora Squires Morf.
The family came to
in March of 1917. He
attended Lone Tree School north of Nampa
and graduated from
John married Hazel Hackney Oct. 11, 1933, at the
He was on the school board of Lone Tree School for a number of years, a member of Franklin Community
Church and was a 60-year plus member of
Ashlar Lodge No. 29, and Royal Arch Masons, El Korah Temple
of Boise, Nampa Chapter No. 30, Order of Eastern Star, past
president of Camellers United of El Korah Shrine,
He worked for more than 20 years with Nampa DeMolay
Chapter, and he was a past Sovereign of the Red Cross of
worked in the shipyards in
in 1942, for OlsenManufacturing, the Nampa Police force and
was a warehouse foreman for Birdseye Division of General
Foods for 10 years.
John and Hazel moved to the Morf family farm in 1944, where
they have since resided.
He farmed and was a ditch rider for Pioneer
Irrigation of Caldwell until 1973.
John loved to
fish and hunt and his garden was his special joy which he
He is survived by his wife, Hazel of Nampa; two
daughters and their husbands, JoAnna and Marlen Pywell of
Nampa and Janette and Larry LeMaster of Great Falls, Mont;
two sons and their wives, Jim and Jean Morf of Burley and
Bob and Dixie Morf of Nampa; fourteen grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded
in death by his parents, one sister, Dorothy Countryman, and
a grandson, Danny Pywell.
Memorials may be
made to the Hospice Service, c/o Mercy Medical Center,
1512 12th Avenue Road, Nampa, ID 83686; to the John Morf Memorial; to the
Eye Bank; or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call
today until 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.