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7 March, 1913 28 November, 1986
The Idaho Press-Tribune

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Wayne Mortimer
    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 Gardens, Caldwell. 
    Mr. 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 one-room school.
    He married Melva Windsor Aug. 12, 1939, in Kelso, Wash.  They made their home in Wisconsin until 1946, when they moved to Kelso. 
    He taught school for six years in Kelso and Carrolls, Wash., including two years as principal at Carrolls Elementary School.  In 1954, he went to work for Weyerhaeuser Forest Products in Longview, 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 Nampa.  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 years.
    He is 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 grandchildren.
    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.

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