1915 - 29 June, 1994
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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services for George W. Dufur, 78, of Middleton, who died
Wednesday, June 29, 1994, at the Caldwell hospital will be
conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 1994, at the Middleton
2nd Ward Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
on Highway 44, Middleton. Bishop David E. Cole will
officiate. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under the direction of Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, Idaho.
Mr. Dufur was born July 7, a9a5, at Woodland, Washington, a
son of George C. and Ada Miller Dufur. He was reared,
educated, and graduated from Woodland High School. He
worked as a surveyor for the Weyerhauser Corporation and
during WWII at the Vancouver Ship Yard. He married
Mildred McCluskey on August 30, 1940, at LaGrande, Oregon.
In 1945 the couple moved to Baker City Oregon, where he drove
a taxi cab. They moved to Caldwell in 1951 and George
worked at the Swift Creamery, J.R. Simplot Co., and was most
famous for operating the 24 Flavors Ice Cream Parlor.
Later he traveled the United States selling electrical
He sold real estate and then worked as the Caldwell City
Building Inspector until his retirement. Mildred died in
1971 and George married Mary L. Anderson Atkinson on September
16, 1972, at Middleton.
George loved kids and was involved in many youth activities.
He played Santa Claus for many years, enjoyed cribbage and was
a member of the Caldwell Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Middleton; two sons and
their wives, Tom and Betty Dufur of Nampa and George and Lorna
Dufur of Boise; a daughter, Cheryle Palmer of Caldwell; two
stepsons and their wives, James and Elaine Atkinson and Floyd
and Rae Nell Atkinson, all of Middleton; three stepdaughters
and their husbands, Ilean and Ed Panter of Brigham City, Utah,
Elrain and Larry Thompson of Orangeville, Utah, and Cathy and
Larry Schiers of Hailey; a sister, Ora (rest of obituary
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