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Information for Raymond B. Autry
19 May, 1914
  20 May, 1983
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
May, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Raymond Autry

     Services for Raymond B. Autry, 69, Middleton, who died Friday May 20 at home will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell by the Rev. Alan Ziegler of the Church of God in Star.  Interment will follow at the Middleton Cemetery.
     He was born May 19, 1914 in Denton County, Texas to Paul and Ethel Morris Autry.  He was reared and educated in Oakwood, Okla.  He farmed there with his family until he married Delia Wanzer Sept. 24, 1936 at Watonga, Okla.
     The moved to Creede, Colo. in 1937 where he worked in a silver mine and on a dude ranch.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Later they owned and operated an auto repair garage.  They sold the garage and moved to the Black Canyon area north of Caldwell in 1948.
     He worked for the Black Canyon Irrigation District and they moved near Emmett in 1956.  He continued working for the irrigation district and ran the pumping station near Emmett until 1966.  At that time they moved to Weiser where he worked for the Weiser Iron Works.
     In 1968 they moved to Hazelton where he operated a pumping plant for the A and B Irrigation District until 1974 when they moved to Middleton.  He again worked part time for the district and part time for Sam and Wanda's Vacuum Sale, Caldwell.
     He is survived by his wife of Middleton; a brother, Weldon Autry of Canton Okla.; three sisters, Hettie Ruth Ford and Lillian Kreshner of Watonga, Okla., and Lela Bullock of Frederick, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
     Friends may call at the chapel today from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Memorials may be given to the Hospice Program at Mercy Medical Center, Nampa.