Information for Riley W. Beets
13 June, 1921 - 15 December, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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services for Riley W. Beets, 69, of Nampa, who died Saturday,
Dec. 15, 1990, at home, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.
18, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa The Rev.
James R. Perry of Nampa will officiate, assisted by the Rev.
Bobby Beets of Phoenix, Ariz. Burial will follow at
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. Beets was born June 13, 1921, in Anadarko, Okla., a son
of Riley E. and Verda Loise Argo Beets. He was reared
and educated in Anadarko. At the age of 14 Riley moved
to Arizona where he met and married Josie Mae Smith June 14,
1940. In 1943 they moved to Glendale, Calif., where he
worked at a consolidated shipyard until he joined the U.S.
Navy. After serving in the military they moved to
Modesto, Calif., where he went into building construction.
In 1960 they moved to Kuna, Idaho, and to Nampa in 1072 where
he continued to build until retiring in 1984.
Riley was a devoted husband and father. His family was
the most important thing in his life. He supported his
children in anything that they wanted to do and told them to
do it right. He was very proud of his children and
Riley is survived by his wife, Jose Mae; two sons and
daughters-in-law, George and Frieda Beets and Roy and Judy
Beets; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and the Rev.
James R. Perry, all of Nampa, and Brenda and Bob Brown of
Indo, Calif.; a brother, Robert James Beets of Casa Grande,
Ariz.; two sisters Thelma Marie Smith of Cottonwood, Ariz.,
and Juanita Sanders of Bakersfield, Calif.; 12 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a younger
Memorials may be made to Mercy Medical Center Hospice
Program, Nampa, or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call today until 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until
time of services on Tuesday at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
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