Lela L. Brown, 65, Of Nampa, died Friday, June 22, 1990 at her
home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 26, 1990 at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
The Rev. Walter Rice, pastor of the Caldwell Faith Lutheran
Church, will officiate. Entombment will follow in the
building of Reverence, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Lela was born Sept. 28, 1924, at Fruitland,
Idaho. In 1933 she
moved with her family to
where she was reared and educated, graduating from Nampa
High School. She
married Willis E. “Bill” Brown on May 25, 1943
in Boise and they made
their home in Nampa. For several years they owned and
operated McClure’s Machine Shop in Nampa, where Lela was the
bookkeeper. In 1975 they retired and made their home in Nampa
and Cascade. Bill died Dec. 17, 1980 and she has resided in
Lela was a member of the Church of the Brethren. She was
also a member of the Nampa RSVP, the Canyon County Extension
Club, the Nampa Homemakers, SHIBA, the Can-Ada Community
Garden Club, the Idaho Flower Show Council of Judges and the
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands,
Julie E. and El Wenger, Caldwell; Susan L. and Bruce Bigelow,
Alaska; one son and his wife,
Jim F. and Rosemary Brown, Caldwell; Her mother, Mrs. Mary E.
McClure, Nampa; a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Baldwin, Victoria,
B.C.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice
Medical Center, 1512 12 Ave.
Road, Nampa, ID 83686; a favorite charity; or flowers may be
Friends may call the Alsip Funeral Chapel Sunday from 5
to 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.