Bernard R. Bufford Sr., 79, of Nampa, died Wednesday, Feb. 19,
1992, at a Nampa care center. Services will be held
Monday, Feb. 24, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa,
with the Rev. John Anderson, a member of the Fairview Church
of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will follow at
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Bernard was born July 31, 1912, at Mountain View, Ark.,
the fourth of six sons of Finis E. and Martha Jane Montgomery
Bufford. He grew up and attended schools in Arkansas.
He farmed in Arkansas and married Hattie Lee Bullard on June
26, 1935, in Stone County, Ark., and they made their home and
farmed in Arkansas until moving to California in November
1929. Bernard and Hattie ran a dairy farm near
Bakersfield until moving to Nampa in 1954. They farmed
here for a time and then he became an employee of the Simplot
Food Processing facility in Caldwell and later worked as a
boiler operator for the Birds-Eye Division of General Foods in
Nampa until he retired in 1974. He then enjoyed working
part-time for Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa for three years.
In 1955, he and Hattie and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bradford were
instrumental in organizing the First Southern Baptist Church
Bernard was a member of the Fairview Church of the
Nazarene, Nampa, a member of Nampa Association of Retired
Persons and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Hattie
Lee, of Nampa; a son, Bernard R. Bufford Jr., of Boise; three
daughters and a son-in-law, Ella Jane Kock of Grandview,
Wash., Eva Joyce Weaver of Cowiche, Wash., and Juanita and
Marshall Brisbin of Nampa, a brother and sister-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Bufford of Fort Smith, Ark.; nine grandchildren;
thirteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers
and a son-in-law.