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Information for Everett Edwin Corn
8 June, 1896 12 April, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
April, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Everett Corn

     Services for Everett Edwin Corn, 90, of Caldwell, who died Sunday, April 12, in the Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park Baptist Church, Caldwell.
     The Rev. Jeff Cooke of the church and the Rev. Ken Armstrong of Leavensworth, Wash., will officiate, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery.
     Mr. Corn was born June 8, 1896, to Silas and Anna Corn, at Pleasant Hope, Mo., where he received his eighth-grade education.
     In 1913, he moved to Idaho with his family and settled in the Marble Front and Middleton areas.
     He served in the U.S. Army during World War I, stationed in the United States.
     He married Joy Ruth Foote July 20, 1918, and they settled in Middleton.
     In Middleton he was involved in several businesses including Gerhauser and Corn Sales and Service, Middleton Garage and Feed Mill, and an Atwater Kent radio dealership.
     In 1928, the family moved to the Wittier, Calif., area, where he was a mechanic and raised chickens and rabbits.  In 1931, the family returned to the Middleton area, where he continued to work in the feed business and as a mechanic and parts man in Boise.
     In 1936, he purchased Oregon Trail Tire and Battery Shop and changed the name to Caldwell Auto Supply.  In 1937, the family moved to Caldwell and he became associated with NAPA (National Automotive Parts Association).  With his children and grandchildren, he established NAPA Auto Parts stores in Nampa, Nyssa, Ore., Homedale, Parma, Vale, Ore., Meridian, the Karcher area, Jordan Valley, Ore., Wilder and Middleton.  He also opened the Sugar Bowl at Nyssa.  In 1986, the business celebrated its 50th anniversary.
     Mrs. Corn died in September, 1967.
     He married Cleo Lilly on July 24, 1969.
     He was a charter member of the Memorial Park Baptist Church, serving in many capacitates there, including being an honorary deacon.  He was a former member of both the Lions and Kiwanis clubs.  He served on the Salvation Army board of directors, and on Caldwell Chamber of Commerce committees.  He was a former president of the Idaho state Gideons.  He was one of three trustees emeritus of Linfield College, McMinnville, Ore., and a recipient of a layman's citation from the Berkeley Baptist Divinity School.
     He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Betty Lou Corn of Meridian; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth "Betz" and Les Montgomery of Caldwell; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Eugene and Verlie Lilly of Florida; six grandchildren and their spouses; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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