E. Phelps, 48, of Boise, died on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at a
Boise hospital from natural causes. Funeral Services
will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at the Meridian
6th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5645 So.
Maple Grove Road. Bishop Dan Jones of the ward will
officiate. Burial with honors by the Boise Police
Department will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
Caldwell. Services are under the direction of the Alsip
Paul E. Phelps was born
on Jan. 22, 1943 at Ogden, Utah. He attended various
schools throughout southern Idaho. He attended high
school in Shoshone where he played football and basketball and
graduated from Glenns Ferry High School. He served m the
U.S. Air Force from March 1962 to February 1968. He
married Jolene Tanner on June 12, 1971 at Boise.
Following their marriage they made their home in Boise.
On September 18, 1969 Paul went to work for the Boise Police
Department. He was appointed to the rank of Specialist
on March 1, 1983. Paul transferred from the Uniform
Division to General Assignment, CID on May 21, 1975.
Paul was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on Aug. 1, 1978. He
was temporarily assigned to Inspections and Internal Affairs
on May 6, 1980. On Dec. 1, 1980 Paul transferred back to
the Valley Division. Paul was made Major Crimes Sergeant
on Nov. 23, 1981. On Jan. 8, 1984 he was reassigned to
Vice/Narcotics. He was a member of the Boise Police
Officers Association and the Idaho Narcotics Officers
Association. He was honored this year by the Idaho
Narcotics Officers Association as Officer of the Year.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and knife making.
Paul is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jolene Phelps, Boise; a
son, Jason D. Phelps and a daughter, Kimberly A. Phelps, both
at home; his mother, Mrs. Maxcine Phelps, Meridian; a brother
and sister-in-law, Howard and Linda Phelps, Nampa and a number
of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded
in death by his father, Jesse E. Phelps in 1977 and a brother,
Jesse Donald Phelps who is listed as missing in action since
1966, serving in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.