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Information for Max Leroy Dickerson
21 September, 1924 23 June, 1996
From the Idaho Statesman
25 June, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Max L. Dickerson

    Max L. Dickerson, 71, of Nampa, died Sunday, June 23, 1996, in a Nampa hospital of natural causes.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel. Bishop Wesley Miller of the Nampa 4th Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest  Memorial Gardens.
    Max L. Dickerson was born Sept. 21, 1924, to John and Rhoda Ann Wilde Dickerson, at American Fork, Utah, where he was reared and educated. He married Frances Chadwick on Nov. 3, 1945, at American Fork, and their marriage was solemnized on April 1, 1955, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
    Following their marriage in 1945 they made their home in Pocatello. Max began his employment with Union Pacific Railroad in 1943, working as a fireman, later in the maintenance of way, and in 1963 was promoted to bridge and building supervisor, retiring in 1973. In August 1963, the Dickerson family moved to Nampa. For the past seven years, Max and Frances spent their winter months in Quartzsite, Ariz.
    Max was a member of the Nampa 4th Ward LDS Church; Good Sams; and Union Pacific Railroad Oldtimers Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping, silversmithing, dutch oven cooking, carving, and was a superior handyman.
    Max is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances C. Dickerson of Nampa; two sons, Michael L. and Barbara Dickerson of Simi Valley, Calif., and Keith and Rita Dickerson of Kuna; two daughters, DeAnn and her husband, Bill Stout of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mary Jo Dickerson and Brad Falloon of Nampa; two sisters, Opal Jacobs of American Fork, Utah, and Leah Matson of Boise; four brothers, Bob Dickerson of Pocatello, Kenneth Dickerson of Ridgecrest, Calif., Kay Dickerson of Sandy, Utah, and Jerry Dickerson of Glasgow, Mont.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
    The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association of Idaho, 1111 S. Orchard, Suite 245, Boise 83705; or the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, Suite B, Boise 83705.



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