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Information for Dean C. Coombs
6 November, 1926 9 February, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Dean Coombs

     Services for Dean C. Coombs, 59, of Caldwell, Route 7, who died Sunday, Feb. 9, at home of natural causes, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the North Caldwell LDS Stake Center on Highway 30.  Bishop Ron Short of the Middleton First Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.
     Burial will follow in the Middleton Cemetery.
     Mr. Coombs, a farmer, was born Nov. 6, 1926, at Preston, to Cecil and Gladys Hodges Coombs.  He was reared and educated in Thatcher, Idaho, and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He married Shirley Mae Lechtenberg on June 4, 1947, in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.
     The couple resided in central Idaho until 1950 when they moved to a homestead north of Caldwell where they had since resided.
     He was a member of the Middleton Fist Ward LDS Church where he held various stake and ward positions.  He was serving as a second counselor at the Middleton First Ward at the time of his death.  He helped to organize the Black Canyon Grazing Association in 1967.
     He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; four sons, Brent, Bruce and Mark, all of Caldwell, and Dwight of Boise; a daughter, Uarda Coombs of Nampa; his mother, Mrs. Gladys Coombs of Caldwell; two brothers, Cecil of Clarkston, Wash., and Lee of Nampa; 18 grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his father, an infant daughter, a brother and two sisters.
     Memorials may be made to the missionary fund of the Middleton First Ward, or flowers may be sent.
     The family will greet friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Chapel in Caldwell.