Obituary for Clarence Whitney Chandler
12 May, 1903 - 14 October, 1985
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Services for Clarence Whitney Chandler, 82, of Nampa and
formerly of Weiser, who died on Monday, Oct. 14, at the Nampa
hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Nampa
Ninth Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 504
11th Ave. N., with Bishop Darius T. Bailey officiating.
Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser at 2
p.m. Services and interment are under the direction of
the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mr. Chandler was born May 12, 1903, in Millville, Cache
Co., Utah. At an early age, he moved with his family to
Elgin, Ore. In 1916, they moved to Weiser. He
married Franka May Nitcher on Feb. 5, 1927, at Boise and their
marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City, Utah temple in
September of 1932. Following their marriage, they made
their home in Weiser. He began working at the Washington
Hotel, where he worked for 24 years, retiring as the manager.
He and his wife then owned and operated the Golden Eagle Grill
and Greyhound Bus Depot for 21 years. In 1969, they
moved to Nampa. They worked together as custodians at
the LDS church building on 11th Ave. N. for 6 1/2 years.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and most recently
the Nampa Ninth Ward. Among his many church activities,
he loved to teach and sing. He was a past member of the
Lions Club, the Kiwanis Club and the Knife and Fork Club in
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; a son, Dr. Jeffrey
L. Chandler of Eagle; three daughters, Joyce Haverfield of
Missoula, Mont., Lynn Norton of Nampa and Ada Ballantyne of
Nyssa, Ore.; 25 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today
until 9 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9:45
Memorials may be made to the Primary Children's Hospitals,
320 12th Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 or flowers may be