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Information for George Wesley Dufur

7 July, 1915 - 29 June, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

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George Dufur

    Funeral 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 fences.
    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 missing)

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