Obituary for Dennis Merle Case
20 February, 1959 - 23 February, 1994
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
6 March, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Merle Case, 35, formerly of Caldwell, Idaho, and recently of
Fresno, Calif., died Wednesday, February 23, 1994, in a
Fresno hospital following an extended illness. Funeral
services will be held t 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 1994, at
Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Rev. K.D. Cole of the
Deer Flat Free Methodist Church will officiate with burial
following in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. Case was born at Caldwell on February 20, 1959.
The family lived and worked on the Falen Fruit Ranch. He
attended the Vallivue School District, graduating in 1977.
While in school, he was active in many organizations,
including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Debate, DeMolay and Band.
After graduating, he attended the University of Idaho
in Moscow, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science degree in 1981. While in Moscow, he was a member
of the Washington Idaho Symphony. Upon receiving his
degree, he moved to California, where he was employed by
Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto. Later he was employed by
Intel in San Francisco.
During this time he became active in many Bay Area
symphonies and orchestras, including the Stanford Symphony.
He later returned to school to pursue a career in music.
One of his greatest joys in life was bringing the gift of
music to people.
Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Irene
Falen of Caldwell; a brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Tina
Case of Idaho Falls; a sister, Barbara Swanson of Deary; two
nephews, Trento and Keegan Case of Idaho Falls; and a niece,
McKenzie Case of Idaho Falls. Also surviving are
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claris and