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
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
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,
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