Alvin Reich, 73, of Nampa, a longtime valley
resident, died Monday, April 18, 1994, at the Nampa
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22, at the Flahiff Funeral
Chapel, Caldwell. Pastors James Lester and John
Anderson of the Lakeview Church of the Nazarene in Nampa
will officiate. Burial will follow at Middleton
Alvirn was born June 21,
1920, at Burnstead, N.D., a son of Fred C. and Christina
Wiexel Reich. He was reared and educated in the
Marsing area. Alvin married Frances Parker on June 26,
1943, at Caldwell, and to this union four boys were born.
The couple farmed in the Marsing area until moving to the
Nampa/Meridian area in 1953 where they continued to farm.
Frances died on March 29,1981. Alvin retired from
Boise Cascade in 1982. He married Clara Lee Warner on
Aug. 8, 1986, at Nampa, where they have since resided.
Alvin was an avid horseman and rancher, but above all else
he enjoyed his children, grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. He and Clara attended church at the
Lakeview Church of the Nazarene in Nampa.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Lee Reich of Nampa; four
sons, Garland and his wife, Gloria Reich of Mesa, Ariz.,
Gerald Reich of Nampa, Bruce and his wife, Kaye Reich of
Aurora, Ore., and Brian and his wife, Pam Reich of Hagerman;
a stepson, Brian and his wife, Stephanie Warner of Nampa;
three step-daughters, Melanie and her husband, Gene Miller
of Concordia, Kan., Bonnie Ausman of Ontario, Ore., and
Nicki and her husband, Ron Crow of Pueblo, Colo.; three
brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Shirley Reich of
Star, Christ and Emma Reich of Marsing, and Edwin and Alma
Reich of Eureka, S.D.; three sisters, Esther Lang of Nampa,
Ina Binder of Walla Walla, Wash., and Elnora and her
husband, Olin Nichols of Boise; 16 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers,
Reuben, Leo and Walter; two sisters, Hilda and Rebecca; and
a grandson, Cole.