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Information for Fred DeLay
9 September, 1900 2 October, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Fred DeLay

    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 of America.
    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.



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