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Information for Alys E. Ulmer Bishop
25 September, 1921
19 January, 1991
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
January, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Alys Bishop

     Funeral services for Alys E. Bishop, 69, of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Jan.19, 1991, at the Caldwell hospital, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Officiating will be the Rev. Raymond Thompson of the United Methodist Church of Caldwell.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Mrs. Bishop was born Sept. 25, 1921, In Osborne County, Kan., a daughter of Gracen and Opal Wilcoxson Ulmer.  The family moved to Alma, Neb., in 1930 and Alys graduated from Alma High School in 1939.  She came to Idaho in 1943 to visit her brother, Everett, at which time she met her late husband, Cyrus.
     She married Cryus (sic) W. Bishop Oct. 6, 1943, in Caldwell.  They ranched in Idaho and Oregon for 43 years.  Two children blessed this home, Bonnie and Wayne.  Their first home was near Adrian, Ore., later moving to a cattle ranch on Succor Creek where they live for 13 years.  In 1959 the family moved to the Caldwell area where they had since resided.
     Mr. Bishop died Nov. 2, 1986, in Caldwell.
     Alys loved the great outdoors, the land and cattle, but her family was always the bright light of her life.
     Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Don Job of McCall, Idaho; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Teri Bishop of Caldwell; a brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Erma Ulmer of Norton, Kan.; a sister and brother-in-law, Ines and Jim Olsen of Meridian, Idaho; four grandchildren, Cody, Cyndi, Karma and Cassie; and a special friend and sister-in-law, Elaine Jorgenson of Caldwell.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Cyrus, two brother and a sister.