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Information for Dave Baarda
24 June, 1900 29 December, 1985
From the Press Tribune,
dated December, 1985
Contributed by
Delilah Barnard


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Dave Baarda

    Services for Dave Baarda, 85, of Nampa, who died Sunday, Dec. 29, at his home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 600 15th Ave. S., with the Rev. Vernon L. Wilcox, associate pastor of the church, and the Rev. Robert L. Miller of Point Loma Nazarene College, San Diego, Calif., officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
Caldwell.  Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Mr. Baarda was born on June 24, 1900, at Cubaard, Friesland
, Holland, where he was reared and educated.  He married Celia Struikmans on May 8, 1926, in Holland.  In 1929 they came to the United States and made their home in Southern California, where they owned and operated a dairy farm.
     In 1959 they moved to Nampa where they owned and operated a dairy farm east of town.  Mrs. Baarda died in 1972.  He retired from farming in 1977 and married Rae Harrel on Jan. 24, 1977, and they made their home in Nampa.
     He was a member of the Nampa
First Church of the Nazarene and the Society for the Blind.
     He is survived by his wife of Nampa: three daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Evert Van Beek of Nampa, Grace and Harold Saarloos of Apple Valley, Calif., and Martha and Gerald Twamley of Lakewood, Calif: a son, Pete Baarda of Meridian: 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and step-nieces and nephews in Idaho, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Africa, the Phillipines and Holland.