Information for Johnny Eason
30 December, 1914 – 3 September, 1985
From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
Contributed by Helen Strine
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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
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and
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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