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Information for Albert Melvin Baxter
21 October, 1918 22 February, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Albert Baxter

    Services for Albert Melvin Baxter, 68, of Notus, who died Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Veterans Hospital in Boise of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Notus First Baptist Church.  
    Pastor Robert Obenchain will officiate, under the direction of the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette. Burial will follow in Lower Boise Cemetery near Parma, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars posts No. 3465, Nampa, and No. 3886, Caldwell.
    Mr. Baxter, a retired employee of Black Canyon Irrigation Co., was born Oct. 21, 1918, at Middleton, to John Thomas and Martha June Baxter. He attended schools in Barber and Ten Davis, and graduated from Parma High School.
    Following high school, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for six years.
    He married Ethel Maree Popay, of Rome, Ga., June l, 1943, at Miami, Fla.
    After their service duty, they moved to Notus, where they had resided for the past 44 years.
    Mr. Baxter was employed by Dairymen's Creamery Association and Idaho Concrete pipe Co.  He then worked for 12 years for the Black Canyon irrigation Co. in Notus. He retired in 1983.
    He was a 35 year member of the Notus First Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher and a deacon.
    He is survived by his wife of Notus; a son, Steve Baxter of Notus; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Carolyn Baxter of Fruitland, and Mike and Nancy Baxter of Boise; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Jerry Carver of Portland; three brothers, Bob and John Baxter, both of Boise, and Glen Baxter of Meridian; three sisters, Ella Moyer, Ruby Walker and Rosely Rowland, all of Caldwell; and four grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Don Baxter; and three sisters, Grace, Jennie and Hazel.  Memorials may be made to the Notus First Baptist Church building fund.
    Friends may call today from 4 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Payette Shaffer-Jensen chapel and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Notus First Baptist Church.



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