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Information for Chelsea Joseph Rockwood
1 January 1909 - 23 February 1986
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
February 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Chelsea Rockwood

     Memorial services for Chelsea J. Rockwood, 77, of Wilder, who died Sunday, Feb. 23, at home of natural causes, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilder Methodist Church.
    The Rev. Ramiro Cruz-Ahedo will officiate.  Graveside services will follow at the Fargo Cemetery under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.
    Mr. Rockwood was born Jan 1, 1909, at Roswell.  He was reared and educated there, graduating from high school in 1925.  He graduated from the College of Idaho in 1930. He then farmed in the Roswell and Fargo areas.
    He married Della Miller Oct. 7, 1934, at Caldwell.  They lived in the Fargo area, where he continued farming.  Later he operated a dairy farm in Wilder.
    He taught school in Homedale and Wilder before moving to Eagle, where he was the superintendent of schools.  Later they moved to the Camas Valley, Ore., area, where he worked as school superintendent.  They then moved to Boise, where he taught at South Junior High School.
    In 1954. they returned to the Fargo area, where he farmed until retiring in 1974.
    He also sold insurance for the Canyon County Farmers Insurance Co. from 1964 until 1974.
    They then moved to Oregon, where they lived for eight years before moving to the Central Cove area in 1983.
    He enjoyed woodwork, fishing and gardening.
    He was a member of the Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 13 AF&AM of Homedale, IOOF Lodge No. 37 of Wilder and the Wilder Methodist Church.
    He is survived by his wife of Wilder; a son. John J. Rockwood of Redmond, Wash.; two sisters, Edna R. Law of Caldwell and Eunice Billingsley of Boise; two grandchildren, Scott and David Rockwood of Redmond; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister and an infant daughter.
    Memorials may be made to the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 37, Wilder 83676.

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