services for Alvin S. York, 72, of Nampa, formerly of Melba,
who died Friday, July 12, at a Nampa hospital, will be
conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Melba Cemetery with the
Rev. Irwin Alger, associate pastor of the Melba Friends
Church, officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted by the
I.O.O.F. Lodge #150, Melba. Services are under the direction
of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Friends are asked to meet
at the cemetery.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1913, at Broken Arrow, Okla., to
Lemuel C. and Martha Belle York. He was reared and educated
in Oklahoma and moved to Melba in 1927 where he began to
farm. He married Jeanne Ross in 1932 at Vale, Ore. They
lived in Melba and continued to farm. She passed away on
July 17, 1975.
He married Lola May Stansbury on Feb. 27, 1980, at Twin
Falls. They lived on his farm in Melba until his retirement
in February of 1985 when they moved to Nampa. He was a member
of the Melba Odd Fellows Lodge #150.
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Ross of
Baker, Ore., and Ron of Payette; one step-son, Danny
Montgomery of Melba; two step-daughters, Candy Hagaman of
Melba and Tina Deakins of Nampa; four brothers; five sisters;
13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded
in death by one brother and two sisters.