Graveside memorial services for
Virgil W. Pline, 88, Melba, who died Monday. Aug. 12, at a
Nampa hospital, will be held 11. a.m. Monday at the Melba
Cemetery with Conrad G. Zeyer, bishop of the Melba First Ward,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Rev. J.
Harley Adams, of the Melba Friends Church officiating under
the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mr. Pline was born Feb. 12, 1897, at Lebanon, Mo., a son of
Porter L. and Hattie Lou Ellenstein Pline, and was reared and
He moved to Melba
in March 1912, then returned to Missouri for a time, returning
to Melba in 1918.
He worked on the
first irrigation project south of Melba and was one of the
first potato growers in the Melba area.
He married Ada A. Snyder Sept. 15, 1945. at Mountain Home and
they made their home in Caldwell and then Meridian before
moving to Melba in 1952. He retired from farming in
He is survived by his wife of
Melba; two sons, William W. Pline of Nampa and Harold J. Pline
of Melba; two daughters, Anna K. Gosvenor of Caldwell and
Carol K. Pline of Nampa; two brothers, Herbert Pline of Nampa
and Dwight Pline of Boise: four sisters, Jessie Nickle of
Selma, Calif., Artie Workman of Melba, Julia Downing of Boise
and June Toothaker of Ontario, Ore.; four grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute,
Boise; to the Hospice Service, Mercy Medical Center, Nampa; or
flowers may be sent.