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Information for Raymond Henry Ralls
5 October 1914 - 14 February 1991
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
February 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Raymond Ralls

     Raymond H. Rails, 76, of Nampa, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 1991, at his home of natural causes.  Funeral services wili be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  The Rev. Russell Steiner, pastor of the Melba Community Baptist Church will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Raymond was born Oct. 5, 1914, at Sargent, Neb., to James and Mabel Ray Rails, the oldest of six children.  He was reared and educated in Sargent and after his schooling he farmed with his parents.  He married Pansy Ellen Deal Sept, 30, 1936, at Taylor, Neb., where they farmed.  In 1945 they moved to Nampa and farmed on Amity Road.  In 1951 they moved to Howe, Idaho, where they continued farming.  They later returned to Nampa and in 1974 he went to work for Amalgamated Sugar Co.  He retired in 1984 and they had resided in Nampa since.
    He was a member of the Howe Community Church in Howe.  Ray loved the outdoors and his favorite pastime was going coyote hunting with his family.
    He is survived by his wife, Pansy of Nampa; five sons, Ronald Ralls, Kuna, Larry Ralls, Jerry Ralls and Jim Ralls, all of Nampa, and Lynn Ralls, Boise; two daughters, Karen (Mrs. Don) Isham, Howe, and Sandi (Mrs. Glenn) O'Dell, Melba; a brother, Rolland Ralls, Sargent; three sisters, Ruble Johnson, Ontario, Ore., Rea Nicholson, Howe, and Reva Kerfoot, Caldwell; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Hospice Program, Mercy Medical Center, 1512 12th Ave. Road, Nampa 83686; Mountain States Tumor Institute, 151 E. Bannock St., Boise 83702; or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel until 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.


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