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Information for Charles Basil Drew

10 Nove3mber, 1912 - 12 February, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1984

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Charles Basil Drew

    Services for Charles Basil Drew, 71, of Rt. 2, Wilder, who died on Sunday, Feb.. 12, at a Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Wilder United Methodist Church.  Rev. Sue Nelson Caille of the Wilder United Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Wilder Cemetery under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    He was born Nov. 10, 1912 at Wilder, to Charles Wiley and Evalena Mae Smith Drew.  He attended grade school and high school at Wilder, graduating in 1929.
    In the fall of 1929, he began attending the National School of Broadcasting at Los Angeles, Calif.  He remained a resident of California un 1934, when he returned to Wilder to help his father farm.  In 1928 he married Arminda E. Bowhay at Waterville, Kan., and they returned to Wilder to make their home.  At the time of his death, they were living on the homestead his father had homesteaded at Wilder in 1908.
    He was a member of the United Methodist church, Wilder; in 1951, first chairman of the Wilder Community Auction; a member of the Wilder Chamber of Commerce; past president of the Wilder Lions Club; a member of the Caldwell Elks Lodge 1448; a member of the Wilder Masonic Lodge 83, AF & AM; a past worshipful master; a past district deputy grand marshal of the Ninth Masonic District; and past associate guardian of the International Order of Jobs Daughters, Bethel 24, Wilder.
    Survivors include his wife, Arminda Drew of Wilder; a son, Philip Drew of Nampa; four daughters, Lida Rae Sweet of Wilder, Pamela Collins of Umatilla, Ore., Kathy Wilber of Boise, and Becky Drew of Wilder; two sisters, Doris H. Peden of Caldwell and Hester E. Gittins of Wilder; 13 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    The family suggests memorials may be made to the Wilder United Methodist Church.
    Friends may call at the chapel today from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

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