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Information for Lester LeRoy Yates, Sr.
13 March, 1905 – 5 April, 1983
 From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
dated April, 1983
Contributed by Becky Nelson

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Lester Yates Sr.

     Services for Lester LeRoy Yates, Sr., 78, of 924 16th Ave. S., Nampa, who died Tuesday, April 5, at a Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with the Rev. Gene F. Hipskind, pastor of the Nampa Church of the Brethren, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
     He was born on March 13, 1905, at Salt Lake City, Utah, to John and Celia Yates.  At a young age he moved to Minidoka
, Idaho, with his parents, where he was reared and educated.  He married Anna Marion Hixson on Dec. 20, 1926 in Boise.
     They lived in California from 1926 to 1932, where he was a heavy equipment operator in logging and construction.  They came to Nampa in 1932.  He started working for Amalgamated Sugar in Nampa in 1941 and was involved in the construction of the original facilities.
     He retired as a mechanic in 1970 and they had resided in Nampa since.
     He attended the Nampa
Church of the Brethren, and was a member of the A.A.R.P.
     He is survived by his wife of Nampa; one son, LeRoy Yates, Nampa; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrance (Margie) Lowber and Darlene “Skip” Howard, both of Nampa; three brothers, Clyde O. Yates, Tacoma, Wash., Clarence C. Yates, Glendale, Calif., and Bud Yates, Seattle, Wash.; four sisters, Pearl Mullen, Helena, Mont., Irene Dennis and Laura Hussey, both of Tacoma, Wash., and Ruby DeMotte, Boise; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
     Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m.; Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund, 323 11th Ave S., Nampa, Idaho 83651, or flowers may be sent.