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Information for Owen Capps
18 September, 1913
24 December, 1983
From the Idaho Press Tribune
December, 1983

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Owen Capps

     Funeral services for Owen Capps, 70, of 114 W. Baseline Rd., Melba, who died Saturday, Dec. 24 at his home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Melba Community Baptist Church by Dr. Fred W. Knight.  Interment will follow at the Melba Cemetery under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
He was born Sept. 18, 1913 in Henderson County, N.C., to Benjamin and Elaine Ivie Capps.  He moved with his family to Idaho and was reared and attended schools at Melba.  He had farmed in the Melba area all his active life, except for two years spent farming in the Bruneau area.  He married Mary L. Reineke Ruiz March 5, 1963 at Melba.  He retired in 1978.  He was a member of the Melba IOOF Lodge and the Melba Gun Club.  
     He is survived by is wife, Mary of Melba; three sons, Ron of Bakersfield, Calif., James of Melba, and Marion Webster of Nampa; one daughter, Michele Ring of Rantoul, Ill.; one sister Wilma Herman of Melba; one half sister, Mildred Heyer of Nampa; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother having died Aug. 24, 1983.
     Memorials may be made to the Roger Reineke Scholarship Fund at the Melba High School, to the Melba Community Baptist Church, or flowers may be sent.  Friends may call at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel in
Nampa until 9 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday or at the church after 1 p.m.
     Honorary pall bearers will be Ted Wood, Cecil Wood, H.V. Pfister, Richard McClaran, Edgar Muller, Loran Hupe.  Active pall bearers will be Vance Leavitt, Scott Leavitt, Gerald Berrett, Paul Montgomery, Dennis Charters and Dan Waitley.