Information for Jess "Shorty" "Cuba" Armas
15 October, 1904 –
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Services for Jess "Shorty"
"Cuba" Armas, 81, of Nampa, who died Monday, Oct. 6, at a
Boise hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alsip
Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Father Merle J. Fisher, S.M., of St. Paul's Catholic
Church, Nampa, will officiate. Burial will follow at the
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
Mr. Armas was born Oct. 15, 1904, in Bilbao, Spain.
He moved as a small boy to Cuba with his mother. At the
age of 14 he moved to southwest Idaho and worked as a shepherd
for several years.
He married Ruth Ellis.
In the early 1930s, he began to work for Amalgamated
Sugar in Nampa.
He married Tessie Pickernell in Nampa.
He retired in 1969 after 30 years with the sugar
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and a
member of the Nampa Eagles Lodge No. 2103.
He loved working with horses and worked for the Snake River
Stampede for several years. He also loved to dance and
attended many local Basque dances.