Information for Alvin Reich

21 June 1920 - 18 April 1994

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

April 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Alvin Reich

    Alvin Reich, 73, of Nampa, a longtime valley resident, died Monday, April 18, 1994, at the Nampa hospital.
    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 Cemetery.
    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. 


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