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Information for Lurous Cox Blake
14 April, 1917
21 December, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Lurous Blake

     Services for Lurous Cox Blake, 69, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Dec. 21, in a Boise hospital of natural causes, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Meridian First Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, Cherry Lane and West 2nd Street, Meridian.
     Bishop Jerry Christian of the Meridian First Ward LDS Church will officiate, under the direction of the Relyea Funeral Chapel, Boise.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Mr. Blake was born April 14, 1917, at Hinckley, Utah, to James and Clarissa Blake.  He graduated from Snow College and Utah Agriculture College at Logan, Utah.  He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1941 and served four and a half years.
     He married La Dera Morgan Nov. 2, 1943, in Salt Lake City LDS Temple.  Following his discharge from the Air Force, they moved to Salmon where they lived for nine years and operated Blake's Market.  They moved to the Boise Valley in 1955 and he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and also served as a postal clerk in the Nampa Post Office for 25 years, retiring in 1978.
     He was an Eagle Scout and was active in the LDS Church, spending over 40 years as a ward and stake clerk.
     He was an avid gardener and enjoyed painting.
     He is survived by his wife of Meridian; a son and daughter-in-law, Kim and Sheryl Blake of Lindon, Utah; a daughter, Rosann Taylor of San Jose Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Larry Crandall of Boise; and 13 grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by a sister.
     Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at the Relyea Chapel, 318 N. Latah, Boise, and Wednesday one hour prior to services at the Meridian First Ward LDS Chapel.