Services for Wayne M. Mortimer, 73, of
Nampa, who died Friday, Nov. 28, in the
Nampa hospital, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday
at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
The Rev. Roy Litsey, pastor of the Bethel Church
of the Nazarene, Nampa, and a
longtime friend and former pastor of the Mortimer family,
will officiate, assisted by Rev. D.R. Peterman, associate
pastor of the College
Church of the Nazarene, Nampa.
Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial
Mortimer was born March 7, 1913, at
Wonewoc, Wis. He was reared and educated in Valton, Wis.
He received a
two-year teaching certificate from
Marion College, Marion, Ind., and taught school in Wisconsin for seven years, four of those in a
He married Melva Windsor Aug. 12, 1939, in
They made their home in
until 1946, when they moved to Kelso.
taught school for six years in Kelso and Carrolls,
Wash., including two years as principal at
In 1954, he went to work for Weyerhaeuser Forest
Wash., retiring in 1976.
In 1984 he and his wife moved to Nampa.
He was a member
of the College Church
of the Nazarene in
While living in Kelso, he was very involved in the
Kelso First Church
of the Nazarene, where he served as the choir director for
22 years and served as an adult Sunday school teacher for 30
survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Pastor M. Alan and
Rebecca Mortimer of Tillamook,
Ore., and David and Jan Mortimer of
Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and
Philip Mason of Phoenix. Ariz.;
a brother, John Gilbert Mortimer of
Eau Claire, Wisc.; and nine
He was preceded in death by two grandsons and a
brother, Virgil Mortimer.
Memorials may be
made to the College Church of the Nazarene Memorial Fund, 504 E. Dewey Ave., Nampa 83651.