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Information for Elias Monroe Personett
15 June 1907 - 4 March 1986
Obituary from the Idaho Press-Tribune
March 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Elias Personett

     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 chapel.
    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, Nampa.
    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 Dakota.
    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.
    He is 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.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and a grandson.
    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.
    Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Nampa until 9 p.m. today and until time of services on Friday.


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