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Information for Clyde Elvin Cockerham Sr
2 August, 1903  7 August, 1990
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
August, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Clyde Cockerham

     Clyde E. Cockerham Sr., 87, passed away Aug. 7, 1990, at his home in Nampa, Idaho.  Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Nampa.
     Clyde was born Aug. 2, 1993, at Pomeroy, Wash.  He married Ursula Clary July 23, 1927, at Corning, Calif.  They moved to Nampa where Clyde attended Northwest Nazarene College and became a building contractor.  He was the first layman to be licensed in Idaho to teach carpentry.  He built numerous houses in the Nampa area and a Nazarene church in California. He was Sunday school superintendent and teacher in many Nazarene churches in Idaho, Alaska and California.
     Survivors include his wife, Ursula; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Esther Muffett, Rachel and Glenn Knapp, Lois and Laurie Anderson, Grace and Bruce Peirson; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Geneva Orell and Thelma Johnson.
     Clyde was preceded in death by his son, Clyde Jr. Christmas Day 1988.