Gerald Denning, passed away February 20, 1997, at an Ontario,
Oregon, hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.,
Wednesday, Feb.26, 1997, at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel,
Fruitland. Pastor Michael Franell of the First Baptist
Church, Fruitland, will officiate. Committal services will be
held at noon, Feb. 26, at Roswell Cemetery Roswell, Idaho.
Marshel Gerald was born Oct. 21, 1917, to James Riley and
Lexie Rosetta Gardner Denning at Ammon, ldaho. The family
moved to Idaho Falls when Marshel was six years old and later
to Blackfoot and to Lost River where be worked in the family
saw mill. He married Jane Embry and they had one son, Ronald
Gerald Denning. During World War II, Marshel joined the Navy
and served in the Pacific as a CB. After the war, he returned
home, where he was employed by numerous cattle companies in
Idaho and Montana. He most recently worked for the Pancheri
Ranches in Long Valley, Idaho.
On Jan. 8, 1977, Marshel . married Eva Tuning Armacost at
Payette, and they made their home there until the time of his
death. He loved his family and was proud of his heritage as a
western cattleman and living life his way. He loved working
with cattle. He and Eva loved to spend time riding horses in
the mountains and timber. He enjoyed fishing and exploring
new areas, spending a nice summer day and having a picnic.
They spent their summers in Meadows Valley and the winters in
Yuma and Apache Junction, Arizona.
Marshel is survived by his wife, Eva Denning of Payette;
two brothers and sisters-in-law, Darwin and Jean Denning of
Las Vegas, Jeris Vaughn and Marie Denning of Sun River,
Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents and his son, Ronald; his sister, Lexie
Porter; and three brothers, Treece, James, and Gene, preceded
him in death.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion,
Divin-Slonecker Post 126, Melba, lD, in care of Shaffer-Jensen
Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, lD., 83661. Friends may
call from 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, at
Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland.