Funeral services for Albert "Ray" Deitrick, 83, of Middleton,
who died Wednesday, January 8, t992, at his home of natural
causes, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January
13,1992, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Reverend
Wayne Schuler of the First Baptist Church, Middleton, will
officiate. Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery,
Mr. Deitrick was born March 2, 1908, at Vinita, Oklahoma, a
son of Albert Lee and Emma Grobe Deitrick He moved to Caldwell
in 1934. He married Mildred Gamer in September of 1935 in
Seattle, Washington. He worked for W.P.A. and also for a short
period of time for his father-in-law, George Garner. He
entered the contracting business in the Boise Valley, building
new homes and doing remodel work. He also built special pieces
of furniture for his children and grandchildren.
Ray was a member of the Middleton Baptist Church for 42
years. He loved to fellowship with his church family and
friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, building things, working
with wood and most of all, he loved spending time with his
He was always willing to help anyone who needed help. His
lifetime motto was "Let Me Help You."
Ray is survived by his wife, Mildred of
Middleton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Thelma
Deitrick of Caldwell. and Timothy Ray and Melody Deitrick of
Homedale; four daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene and Wayne
Walker of Boise, Janie and Dee Hooton of Washougal, WA,
Virginia and Hoyt Davis of Caldwell, and Linda and Bub Kuster,
Nampa; 16 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchildren; one
brother, Bee Deitrick of Homedale; two sisters, Rose Simpson
of Middleton and Mary Ann Kaderly of Caldwell; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one
sister, one child and one grandchild.