Rosary for Elias M. Percy Personett,
78, of Nampa. who died Tuesday, March 4, at the Nampa
hospital, will be recited at 8 tonight at the Flahiff Funeral
Chapel, Nampa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at
The Rev. Merle J. Fisher,
S.M., of St. Paul's Catholic Church, will officiate. Odd
Fellows rites will be conducted at the chapel by Nampa Lodge
No. 40, I.O.O.F. Burial will follow at Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with V.F.W. rites conducted by the
Col. Stotsenberg Post No. 3465, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Mr. Personett was born June 16,
1907, at Berthold, N.D., to Harry B. and Edna Louverne Kooken
Personett. He was reared and attended school in North
He moved to Montana in 1936 and
worked as a carpenter. He enlisted in the U.S. Army
April 19, 1942, and served in the African and European
theaters with the 343rd Combat Engineers. Following his
discharge in 1945, he returned to Montana.
He married Dorothy C. Schutt Aug. 11, 1945, at Los Angeles.
He was construction superintendent for
a mine at Cobalt, Idaho, from 1949 to 1960. He worked
for Morrison-Knudsen Construction Co. in Idaho, Wyoming,
Oregon and Washington from 1950 until retiring in 1971, when
they moved to Nampa.
He was a member of
Nampa I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 40, Colfax Rebekah Lodge No. 24 in
Nampa, Col. Stotsenberg V.F.W. Post No, 3465, and of the
Carpenters Local No. 1298. He was past Noble Grand of
the I.O.O.F. Nampa Lodge No. 40, Silver City Lodge No. 2, and
of Idaho City Lodge No. 1.
survived by his wife of Nampa; a son, Vernon H. Personett of
Arco; a daughter, Betty (Mrs. Roy) Whitham of Nampa; a sister,
Arlene Zeihen, of Carlin, Nev.; a brother, Roland A. Personett
of Marion, Idaho; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and a
Memorials may be made to the
Odd Fellows Home, 729 N. 16th, Caldwell; to the American
Cancer Society, in care of Mrs. Bert Stone, 1643 Park Ave.,
Nampa; or flowers may be sent.
may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Nampa until 9 p.m. today
and until time of services on Friday.