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Obituary for Darrel Bruce Chandler
20 August, 1936 - 6 April, 1997
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
8 April, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Darrel Chandler

     Darrel Bruce Chandler, 60, of Nampa, died on Sunday, April 6, 1997, at a Nampa retirement center following a courageous battle with cancer.  Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Pastor Roy Litsey of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Nampa will officiate.  Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Darrel Bruce Chandler was born on August 20, 1936, in Imperial, Nebraska.  In 1947 he and his family moved to Enumclaw, WA, where he was reared and educated.  In 1954 he moved to Nampa and married Jean Peterson.  To this union three children were born; a son, Tony and two daughters, Linda and Sherri.  On June 29, 1973, he was united in marriage to Anna Spence Colson in Lewiston, ID, his living wife of 23 years.  Darrel loved working outdoors and was a n avid hunter and fisherman.  He was loving husband, father and will be dearly missed by family and friends.
     Darrel is survived by his wife, Anna Chandler, Nap; his mother, Kathryn Chandler, Nampa; his sons, Tony
chandler, Caldwell; his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Steve Miyake, Nampa, and Sherri and Bill Ballard, Caldwell; his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Irene Chandler, and his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Paul Brannam, both of Nampa; two stepchildren, Steve Colson, Nampa and Debbie Jones and her friend, Don Larson, Pocatello; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Hugh Chandler.