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Information for William Paul Reid

9 November 1922 - 29 March 1990

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

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William Reid

Graveside services for William Paul Reid, 72, of Marsing, who died Thursday, March 29, 1990, will be conducted t 2 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with military rites by VFW Post No. 126, Melba.  Services are under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemtery.
    Mr. Reid was born Nov. 9, 1922, at Ashland, Ore., a son of Owen William and Dorothy Rush Tinker Reid.  When he was age 5, his family moved to Long Beach, Calif., where he attended school.  He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1943 and served until 1946.  He established Reid Enterprises in Long Beach.  Bill was a talented and creative man who developed nine patents, the most famous of which was the Teflon omni seal.  Bill married Mildred Darlene Hutchen Feb. 13, 1949.  They had two children, Susan Reid Nordine and Roger Reid.  Bill moved his family to Marsing in 1978 and built his home there.  He established Omni-Pure Filter Company of which he was still president.  He married Phillis Frank on July 16, 1989, at Caldwell.
    He was active in the Lions Club, VFW, Elks and the gun club.  Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and camping.  He will be greatly missed by his many friends and wife.
    Friends may call today from 1 until 6 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until noon at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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