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Information for Loyal Vernon Purvis
22 October 1922 - 8 February 1993
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
February 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Loyal Purvis

     Loyal Purvis, 81, of Nampa, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1993, at the Nampa hospital.  Family and friends are welcome to attend funeral services to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with the Rev. James M. Farmer of the Community Bible Church, Nampa, officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with military honors conducted at the cemetery.
    Our beloved Loyal was born Oct. 22, 1922, at Cambridge, Neb., a son of Jesse and Rose Moore Purvis and was raised and attended school in Nebraska.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving most of his enlistment aboard the USS Wharton and was honorably discharged Oct. 31, 1945, as a Storekeeper 2/c.  He returned to Nebraska and, with his brothers, Howard, Clenton and Kenneth Purvis, operated the Purvis Brothers Trucking Co.  Loyal also worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in Nebraska.  He married Irene L. White Aug. 6, 1948, at McCook, Neb., and they made their home in Nebraska until moving to Nampa in 1954.  He worked for the Idaho State School and Hospital for twenty-two years as a Mental retardation technician, retiring in 1976.  Thereafter, he enjoyed fishing and camping and loved just being in the mountains.  He would spend all summer at Cascade.
    He was a former member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nebraska.
    We will miss him and remember him always.
    He was a caring, loving, gentle man
    Who always knew how to make you smile;
    Was always there to lend a helping hand.
    Carry him safely o the wings of doves.
    On his journey to the Lord above
    And let him sleep soundly at peace.
Survivors include his wife, Irene of Nampa; three sons and their wives, Ron and Sherron Purvis, Dennis and Joyce White  and Jerry and Trina White, all of Nampa; a daughter, Patsy Anne Atkinson of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Howard and Kenneth Purvis, both of Bartley, Neb.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, one brother and two infant sisters.
    Friends may call until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.


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