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Information for M. Clyde Dilley
2 June, 1919 8 November, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
November, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Clyde Dilley

    Services for M. Clyde Dilley, 68, of Notus, who died Sunday, Nov., 8, in a Caldwell hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene, Caldwell. Dr. Hoyle Thomas, district superintendent of the Intermountain District, Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Mr. Dilley was born June 2, 1919, at Caldwell, to Clyde A. and Cora E. Shuee Dilley. In 1925, he moved with his family to Texas. They returned to the Caldwell area in 1931. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1937.  He attended the College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene College, where he played football.
    He joined the Seabees, and later transferred into the U.S. Navy.  He was honorably discharged from the navy in 1946.
    He returned to Idaho and worked in the Stibnite area for three years before moving to Caldwell.
    He married Argyl Shaw Dec. 31, 1954, at Weiser.
    He worked as a painting contractor in Caldwell until 1970.  He also pastored the Highway Bible Mission in Middleton in 1964.  He also farmed in the Black Canyon area.  In 1970, they moved to Union, Ore., where he pastored a Nazarene church.  They moved to Notus in 1974, where he pastored at the Notus Church of the Nazarene until 1980.  He started the Community Church at Lowman, and was minister there until 1985.  He was also an evangelist, holding revivals in many cities.
     He was a past member of the Notus School Board, and past president the Notus PTA.  He also drove school bus in Notus.
    He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. and the summer home at Lowman. He also enjoyed packing with horses into the back country.
    He is survived by his wife of Notus; four sons, James E. Fitch and Harlan C. Dilley, both of Caldwell, Jerry Dilley of Nampa and Mike Dilley of Rexburg; four daughters, Gloria Corn of Sweet, Karen Clemens of Caldwell, Pat Swift of Middleton and Candie Burdine of Notus; a sister, Evelyn Raymond of Caldwell; 15 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, a grandson and a nephew.
    Memorials may be made to the Idaho Lung Association, or to the Gideon Bible Society.
    Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Caldwell Flahiff chapel.




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