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Information for Archie C. Diggs
27 September, 1919 - 1 May, 1996
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
4 May, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Archie Diggs

    Archie C. Diggs, 76, of Nampa, died Wednesday, May 1, 1996, at a Nampa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 1996, at the First United Presbyterian Church, 400 Lake Lowell Ave. Rev. David L. Tritenbach, pastor of the church and Rev. Robert L. Miller, associate pastor of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Archie C. Diggs was born on September 27, 1919, in Nampa to Lottie and Homer Diggs. He attended grade school at Bennett School and graduated from Nampa High School in 1938. He married Thelma Post in 1939 and she preceded him in death in 1960. He married Ethel Simon in December of 1960.  He farmed south of Nampa until 1945.  He attended barber school in Boise and then worked at the Kimball Barber Shop in Caldwell until he became part owner and operator of the Shelton Diggs Barber Shop in Nampa for 8 years.
    He returned to farming and raising white faced cattle until he semi-retired in 1977.  In 1985 he and Ethel moved in town.  Ethel preceded him in death on November 24, 1993.  He was a member of the Nampa First United Presbyterian Church, the Upper Deer Flat Fire Dept. where he served as treasurer for 25 years, member of Canyon County Pet Haven, a life member of Nampa Elk’s Lodge #1389, past member of the Nampa Jaycees, past member of the Nampa Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Canyon County Sheriff’s Posse.
    Archie is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mike Hackney, Nampa; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Linda Diggs, Emmett, ID; a sister, Gladys Messer, Nampa; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces nephews and cousins.
    He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother and 2 grandchildren.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m.
    The family suggests memorials to the First United Presbyterian Church, 400 Lake Lowell Ave., Nampa 83651; Canyon County Pet Haven, P.O. Box 481, Nampa, ID 83651; or a favorite charity.



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