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Information for Johnny Eason
 30 December, 1914 3 September, 1985
From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
September, 1985.
Contributed by Helen Strine

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Johnny Eason

    Services for Johnny L. Eason, 70, Caldwell, who died Tuesday, Sept. 3, at a Boise hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. The Rev. Wallace Dean Eason of the Second Bible Missionary Church, Boise, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Wilder Cemetery with military rites by the Homedale American Legion Post 22.
     Mr. Eason was born Dec. 30, 1914 in Missouri, a son of Ben and Iola Thompson Eason. In 1917 the family moved to Delta, Colo. where he was reared and educated. He worked as a camp tender for the Hopkins Sheep Company in Delta and later as a heavy equipment operator and as a farmer. In 1935 the family moved to Nyssa, Ore., and then to Wilder and he worked as a cowboy on the Sam Ross Ranch in Jordan Valley, Ore. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and, following the war, returned to Nyssa and worked at the Amalgamated Sugar Factory. He married Margaret Simpson on Feb. 2, 1946 in Wilder and the couple made their home in Nyssa. In 1947 they moved to Wilder and then in 1950 to Homedale where they farmed for 22 years. They sold the farm and moved to Boise where they lived for eight years, and in May of 1980 moved to Caldwell where they had since resided.
     He was a member of the Middleton Grange No. 6, Canyon Co. Pomona Grange No. 4, the American Legion Post No. 22 in Homedale, the Homedale Odd Fellows Lodge, the V.F.W. of Caldwell, the Caldwell Senior Citizens, and was a former member of the Owyhee Wrangler Saddle Club.
     He is survived by his wife of Caldwell, a son, Jon Eason of Boise; a daughter, Suzie Knapp of Boise; three brothers, Curtis of Sulphur Springs, Colo., Floyd of Parma, and Ralph of Rome, Ore.; two sisters, Effie Lampshire of Delta, Colo., and Agnes Bostler of Nyssa; a grandson, Travis Roach of Boise, a great-grandson, Brandon Eason of Nampa; and several nieces and nephew.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
     Memorials may be made to the Idaho Lung Assoc., 2621 Camas St., Boise 83705, or to the Idaho Veterans Home Fifth and Fort Streets, Boise  83724.

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