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Information Roy Elmer Pilcher
21 November 1917 - 23 March 1999
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
March 1999
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Roy Pilcher

     Roy E. Pilcher, 81, of Nampa, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at a Nampa hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 1999, at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Private family burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Roy Elmer Pilcher was born on November 21, 1917, the youngest of three boys, at Cambridge, Neb., to Elmer and Blanche Beery Pilcher.  The family moved to Nampa in May of 1920.  Roy attended school in Nampa and graduated from Nampa High School in 1935.
    He started working for the Splendid Bakery in Boise in the fall of 1935.  In May of 1936, he married Lorene Scott.  They spent four years in Boise.  In 1942, they moved onto a dairy farm in Parma, Idaho.  They farmed for eight and a half years before moving to Nampa in 1950.  Roy sold sewing machines and Ironrite ironers, and was part owner of J and R Furniture Store until he started working for the post office in Nampa from which he retired in 1978.
    Roy was a member of the Nazarene Church since 1957.  He helped organize and was president of the King Travelers Good Sam Club of Nampa.  In the 1970s, he served a four-year term as a Nampa city councilman.  He loved to fish and canned some of his catches.  Roy never lost his love for baking and made many delicious loaves of bread and good cookies.
    Survivors include his wife, Lorene; three daughters, Aliene Scarbrough of Morro Bay, Calif., Connie Mayfield of Cheyenne, Wyo., Marianne Henry and her husband, Les of Caldwell; two brothers, Stanley Pilcher and his wife, Gladys of Nampa, Steve Pilcher and his wife, Alice of Placerville, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Phillips of Nampa; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
    Roy was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Terry LeRoy Pilcher; and a son-in-law, Don Scarbrough.
    Friends may call from 1 until 9 p.m. today, March 26, 1999, at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made in Roy's name to the Nazarene Care House at 600 15th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho 83651.



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