Services for Ross M. Roper, 66, of Melba Route 1, who died
Sunday, Oct. 14, at a Boise hospital, will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
Bishop Alfred G. Zeyer of the Melba Ward, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, will officiate. Burial will
be in the Melba Cemetery with military rites by the Divan-Sloneker
Post No. 126, American Legion, of Melba.
Mr. Roper, a retired Amalgamated Sugar Company employee, was
born Oct. 7, 1918, at Weston, Idaho, a son of Suel and Grace
Murdock Roper. He moved with his parents to Nam-pa as a
young child and was reared and educated here, graduating from
Nampa High School in 1937.
Doris Randall in 1939 at Caldwell. He served in the
116th Cavalry Division of the Idaho National Guard prior to
World War II and served in the South Pacific during the war.
He married Rena M. Coelho on Aug. 9,
1969, at Elko, Nev. Mr. Roper farmed throughout the
Treasure Valley area and later was employed at the Amalgamated
Sugar Company's Nampa plant, retiring in 1981. He was
president of the American Federation of Grain Miller's Local
No. 284 in 1980-81.
He was a member of
Nampa Lodge No. 1389, BPOE, of the Divan-Sloneker Post No.
126, American Legion, and had been a volunteer fireman with
the Deer Flats Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed
hunting and fishing.
He is survived by
his wife of Melba; two sons, Richard Roper and Ben Roper, both
of Nampa; four daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Peggy) Thiessen of
Boise, Linda Roper of Nampa, Mrs. Leon (Mary Jane) Horrock of
Craig, Colo., and Mrs. Frank (Betty) Kaufman of Ontario, Ore.;
two stepsons, Larry Coelho of Boise and Dennis Coelho of
Cheyenne, Wyo.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Terry Nancy) Fairchild of
Nampa; two sisters, Lurayne Pierce of Salt Lake City, Utah and
Catherine Williams of Belle Glade, Fla.; one half-brother,
Bensen Roper of Grace, Idaho; one half-sister, Myrtle Murdock
of Preston; 13 grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be
made to the Elks Rehabilitation Center, Boise, to the Mountain
States Tumor Institute, Boise, or flowers may he sent.
Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa until 9
tonight, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and until time of
services on Thursday.