Rosary services for Fred DeLay, 86, of Nampa, who died
Thursday, Oct. 2, at a Nampa health care center, will be
recited at 7 p.m. today at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday
at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa. The Rev. Merle J.
Fisher, S.M., will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount
Calvary' Cemetery, Nampa.
Mr. Delay, a retired railroad clerk, was born Sept. 9, 1900,
at Topeka, Kan., to Willis and Clara LaMarche Delay. He was
reared and educated in Kansas. He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps during World War I. He later moved to Pocatello, where
he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. He was later
transferred to Nampa.
He married Leona Marie Martineau Sept. 30, 1934, at Boise.
They made their home in Boise, where he was a representative
for the Metropolitian Life Insurance Co. He later worked for
Montgomery Ward for a time. They moved to California in the
1940s, returning to Nampa in 1962.
Mrs. Delay died Dec. 12,1975. He was a member of St. Paul's
Catholic Church; Joseph H. Murray Post No. 18, American
Legion; Idaho Barracks No. ID 0000, Veterans of World War I;
and the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks
He is survived by two brothers-in-law and their wives, Ve and
Velma Martineau and Leo and Kay Martineau, all of Nampa; five
sisters-in-law and their husbands. Anna and Bert Strait of
Spokane, Wash., Cecilia and Howard Schmitt of Nampa, Rita and
Gerald Ward of Nampa, Alvina and Charles Callsen of Caldwell
and Theresa and Bill Knox of Caldwell; and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from I to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 10:30
a.m. Monday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.