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
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.
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.
may be sent or memorial contributions may be made in Roy's
name to the Nazarene Care House at 600 15th Ave. S., Nampa,