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