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Information Bruce Lewis Pinkston
1 April 1916 - 18 May 1983
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
May 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Bruce Pinkston

     Services for Bruce L. Pinkston, 67, Parma Route 2, who died Wednesday, May 18 at a Nampa hospital of natural causes will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday May 23 at the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, Parma, by the Rev. Paul F. Evans of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Paul Yadon of the United Pentecostal Church, Parma.  Interment will follow at the Parma Cemetery under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Parma.
    He was born April 1, 1916 in Caldwell to Walter and Edith Pinkston.  He was reared in the Adrian area and attended school at Kingman Colony and Nyssa.  He married Lucille Thrasher on Oct. 22, 1938 at Middleton.
    They lived in the Adrian area for about two years until moving to Bend, Oregon where he worked in the timber industry for eight years.  They moved back to Parma, where they have since resided.  He ran a service station in Parma for five years until he started leveling land as a self-employed contractor.
    He was a board member of the Association for Square Dancers in the Treasure Valley.  He was a member of the Parma Senior Citizens, the Fort Boise Good Samaritan organization, the Old Fort Boise Historical Society and the Gem Antique Bottle Collectors Association of Boise.
    He is survived by his wife of Parma, two sons, Jarrell B. Pinkston and Gale Pinkston, both of Parma; one sister, Violet Lucile McKee of Fruitland, six grandsons; one granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.  The family suggests that memorials be made to the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, Parma or the Parma Historical Society.  Friends may call at the Parma Chapel today from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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