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Information for Leroy Cloyce Braden
4 March, 1905
1 December, 1991
From the Idaho Press Tribune
December, 1992
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Leroy Braden

     Leroy Cloyce Braden, 86, of Caldwell, died Sunday, December 1, 1991, in Boise, Idaho.
     Military graveside services will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Thursday, December 5th, at 1:30 p.m.  Memorial Services will be held at the Caldwell Memorial Park Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. under the direction of the Caldwell Flahiff Funeral Chapel.
     Mr. Braden, a retired rural mail carrier, was born March 4, 1905, in Blue Mound, Kansas, the son of Leroy T. Braden and Anna Hurd Braden.
     He graduated from Cambridge High School and attended the College of Idaho.  He married Ruby C. Black July 10, 1931, in Caldwell.  He was employed by Dairyman's Creamery, McNeil and Irrigator's Lumber Companies and retired from the U.S. Postal Service.  A member of the Idaho National Guard, he served in the European Theater during World War II.  He was the first person in the Idaho National Guard to retire with thirty years service.  He was a member of the Memorial Park Baptist Church; held leadership positions in the American Legion and Odd Fellows Lodge.  He was active in Legion Baseball sponsorship, Boy's State and a Boy Scout Leader.
     Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Braden, Bonnie and Lavell Sumter of Caldwell, Bonita and Allen Cane of Fruitland; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, William G. Braden of Phoenix, Arizona, and J. Patrick Braden of Boise; numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and three brothers.
     Memorials may be made to the Ruby C. Braden Memorial Practical Nursing Scholarship Fund in care of Flahiff Chapel or to a favorite charity.