29 July, 1913 - 20 November, 1996
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Bethell, 83, of Nampa, died Wednesday, November 20, 1996, at
an Emmett health care center. Graveside services will be
held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 23, at Hillcrest Memorial
Gardens, Caldwell. Arrangement under the direction of
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Alfred was born July 29, 1913, at Ottawa, Canada, a twin son
of Albert and Mabel Martin Bethell. When he was 15 years
old he moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he began his career
at Western Union Telegraphs Company delivering telegrams by
bicycle. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II. He
married Tisah Dolin on July 8, 1963, in Detroit where he
continued working for Western Union until he retired in 1976.
At which time they moved to Nampa. He was a foster
grandparent at the Idaho State School and Hospital for 16
Survivors include his wife, Tisah Bethell, of Nampa; one son,
Jim Frazier and his wife, Ann, Nampa; two daughters, Carolyn
Schwede and husband, Gary, of Canton, Michigan, and Mildred
Radford of San Bernardino, California; two sisters both of
Detroit, Michigan; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren
and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one of
which was a twin, and one sister.
Friends may call today until 9 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
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