Raymond D. Ostyn, 71, of Nampa, died on Saturday, July 20,
1996, at his home follow-ing a courageous four-year battle
with cancer. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11
a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 1996, at St. Paul's Catholic
Church, 1515 8th. St. So. in Nampa. Father Bill
Taylor, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in St. Manes,
Idaho, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at
the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nampa. Services are under
the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Raymond D. Ostyn was born on August 28, 1924, in Nampa, the
son of Cyriel K. and Marie Van Steenkesta Ostyn. While
growing up he worked on the family farm on 12th Ave. Road.
He attended Bennett School then Nampa High, and married his
high school sweetheart, Wilma Woods in 1942 in Nampa a year
before serving 3 years in W.W. II as an engineer on LST 399
on the South Pacific Front. After the war he attended
business school in Boise. Ray was a building
contractor in the Treasure Valley since 1956, and was noted
for his fine quality construction.
and Wilma enjoyed RV travel with his son and
daughter-in-law, Darrell and Maureen for many years.
Ray semi retired at age 55 and fully retired at age 59 after
buying part of the Earl Jones Ranch in Donnelly, Idaho, with
his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Marcia. He
enjoyed his half mile of "elbow room" on the Gold Fork River
and delighted in hiking, fishing and dirt biking with his
children and grandchildren even until the last few months of
In 1960 Ray and Wilma
adopted Marie and Jeannie, ages 4 and 5, in Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada. Ray and Wilma spent many years of
weekends at "the place" in Donnelly and also explored the
West Coast Beaches during their vacations. After
raising the children, Ray and Wilma cherished their 11 years
"going south," RVing together in the winter months.
Ray was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Ray is survived by his wife, Wilma R. Ostyn, Nampa; 2 sons
and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Maureen Ostyn and Mike and
Marcia Ostyn, all of Nampa; 2 daughters and sons-in-law,
Jeannie and David Fennell, San Jose, CA, and Marie and Roger
LeRud, Salem, OR; 8 grandchildren and 13
He was preceded
in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
He will be very much missed and never forgotten.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 6 to
9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.