Information for Evert A. Dobbs
22 March, 1910 – 13 January, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Services for Evert A. Dobbs,
75, of Nampa, who died Monday, Jan. 13, in the Nampa hospital,
will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Nampa First Church of
the Nazarene, 600 15th Ave. S.
The Rev. Jerry White, pastor of the church, and the Rev.
Vernon Wilcox, associate pastor of the church, will officiate,
under direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Burial
will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. Dobbs, a retired automobile dealer, was born March 22,
1910, at Buffalo, Okla. to Martin and Nora Dobbs. In 1920, he
moved with his family to Nampa, where he was reared and
educated. He attended Northwest Nazarene College and later
attended the University of Idaho.
He worked at the Seattle Tacoma Shipyards as an engineer
during World War II.
He married Irene Ernst Jan. 1, 1944, at Seattle. In
August of 1945, they moved to Nampa to make their home.
He owned and operated the Dobbs Brothers Motor Co.
Oldsmobile and GMC auto dealership from 1945 until he sold the
business to Jim Hill in 1977.
While in the automobile business, he was a member of the
Idaho Automobile Dealers Association and the National
Automobile Dealers Association. He was also a member of the
Nampa Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Rider Riding Club, and
the Canyon County Sheriff's Mounted Posse.
He loved to ride horses and fly small aircraft and had
received a diamond pin for 25 years of safety in flying.
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; a daughter and
son-in-law, Jayne and Rand Collins of Jordan Valley, Ore.; a
brother, Cecil Dobbs of Nampa: a grandson, Christopher Collins
of Jordan Valley; a granddaughter, Amy Collins of Jordan
Valley; two nephews, Jon Dobbs of Nampa and Jim Dobbs of
Caldwell; and a niece, Barbara Wilda of Caldwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother,
Howard; and a sister, Mable.
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