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Information for Lela Lovena McClure Brown
28 September, 1924 – 22 June, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Lela Brown

     Mrs. 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 Nampa, 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 Nampa since.
     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 Parliamentary Club.
     She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Julie E. and El Wenger, Caldwell; Susan L. and Bruce Bigelow, Wasilla
, 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 father.
     The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice Program, Mercy
Medical Center, 1512 12 Ave. Road, Nampa, ID 83686; a favorite charity; or flowers may be sent.
     Friends may call the Alsip Funeral Chapel Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.