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Information for Richard V. “Dick” Dillon
24 March, 1923 – 6 February, 1988
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Richard Dillon

    Richard V. "Dick" Dillon, 64, of Boise, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1988, at home of natural causes.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.  Rev. Clare Willcuts, chaplain of Sunny Ridge Manor, will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Wilder Cemetery.
    Mr. Dillon was born March 24, 1923, at Burr Oak, Kan., a son of Madison and Laura Hockett Dillon.  He was reared and educated in Burr Oak.  He moved to the Greenleaf area in 1941.  He married Louella Marie Harris on July 27, 1942, at Greenleaf.  They lived in Greenleaf until 1949 when they moved to New Plymouth for a short time.  In 1950, they moved to Nampa.  He stopped farming at that time, and was an owner-operator of a cattle trucking business.  He sold his interest in the trucking business and became a full-time diesel mechanic.  He married Wanda Sexton on June 6, 1958, at Wilder.  They lived in Caldwell, Boise and Yakima, Wash., before returning to Boise in 1962.  They moved to Ontario, Ore., in 1972, and to Salt Lake City in 1973.  They returned to Boise in 1979 when he retired.  Wanda died in June of 1985.
    Dick was a bus driver for the Capital High School teams for many years.  He enjoyed football and wrestling events.
    Survivors include four sons, Ron Dillon of Burns, Ore., Fred Sexton and Randy Dillon, both of Boise, and Rick Dillon of Nampa; two daughters, Marcia Caldwell of Nampa and Jeanne Pepper of West Valley City, Utah; two brothers, Dale M. Dillon of Boise and Dallas P. Dillon of Caldwell; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
    Memorials may be made to the Idaho Mental Health Association, c/o Flahiff Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Caldwell, 83606.

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