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Information for Oscar C. Brumback
31 May, 1915 – 1 October, 1983
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Oscar Brumback

     Graveside services for Oscar C. “Smoke” Brumback, 68, of 703 6th St. No., Nampa, who died Saturday, Oct., 1 at a Nampa hospital, will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hillcrest Memorial Garden, with the Rev. Arthur R. Hauge, pastor of the Nampa Calvary Baptist Church, officiating, and graveside rites by the Nampa Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1140.
     Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services and interment are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Mr. Brumback was born May 31, 1915, at Diggins
, Mo., to S.W. and Mahala Brumback.  He was reared and educated in Kansas.  He came to Nampa with his family in 1932 and married Elizabeth “Betty” Long June 13, 1935 in Boise.  They farmed in the happy Valley area near Nampa until 1937 when he began work for the government in Garden Valley.  That same year they moved to California where he worked in a defense plant. They returned to Nampa in 1944, and began work for the C.B. Oil Co., in Nampa.  In 1953, he started his own auto mechanic shop known as Smoke’s Repair, which he owned and operated until his retirement due to ill health in 1972.
     He was a member of the Nampa Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 1140 and a member of the Legion of the Moose.  He held various offices in the organization.  He also was a charter member of the Snake River Stampede Saddle Club.
     He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Knowlton, Nampa, Mrs. Mahala Bohlen, Rainier, Ore.; one son, Wallace E. Brumback, Bowmont; one sister, Mrs. Euraclee Campbell, Nampa; four grandsons, four granddaughters, one step-grandson, three step-granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one great-grandson.  Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5777 Overland R., Boise, 83705, Hospice Program, in care of Mercy
Medical Center, 1512 12th Ave., Rd., Nampa, or flowers may be sent.
     Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from noon to9 p.m. and Monday between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.