NAMPA – Funeral services for Elden H. Brown, 52, of 04 15th
Ave. N., who died at a Boise hospital Tuesday following an
extended illness, will be conducted at
Saturday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Bishop Hugh Swim of the Melba Ward, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, will officiate. Interment will
follow at the Melba
Cemetery with graveside
rites by the American Legion Post No. 126 of Melba.
Mr. Brown was born June 5, 1923 at Melba, where he was
reared and attended schools. He graduated from Melba
High School in 1941 as
the salutatorian of his class and was awarded the first Union
Pacific Scholarship to be awarded at melba
High School. He later
attended the University of
in Moscow until 1943 when he joined the United States Navy.
He served in World War 11 and was discharged in March of
1946. The following year he moved to California and lived
there during the early fifties
Around 1956 he returned to Southern Idaho where he has
since resided. After returning to Idaho he farmed in the
Melba area for a few years and later owned his own
refrigeration business in Nampa. He later became production
foreman for Hehr International where he worked for a number of
years. In about 1970 he went to work for Ideal of Idaho in
Caldwell where he was a supervisor until ill health forced him
to retire. He was married to Martha Carrell on April 14,
He was a member of the Third Ward, L.D.S.
Church of Nampa, and a
former member of American Legion Post No. 126 of Melba.
Mr. Brown, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Brown,
Nampa; one son, Harold Brown, Caldwell; four daughters, Mrs.
Delores Hayden, Jerome, Miss Carol Tarp and Miss Sheila Tarp,
both of Boise, and mrs. Elda Brown, Nampa; his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. Alexander Brown, Melba; three brothers, Wayne
Brown and Jay Brown, both of Melba, and Mervin Brown ,Sandy,
Utah; four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Hill, Spokane, Wash., Mrs.
Beth Vrooman, Sitka, Alaska, Miss Lois Brown, Salt Lake City,
Utah, and Mrs. Sandra Dike, Boise; and numerous nieces and
nephews; one granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Brown, Caldwell; two
stepsons, Randy Carrell, Nampa and Dennis Carrell,
Grangeville; two step-grandchildren, Randy Carrell, Jr. and
Lenny Carrell. He was preceded in death by one brother and