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Information for Roy Victor Anderson
30 October, 1891
20 October, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Roy Anderson

     Graveside services for Roy Victor Anderson, 95, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, Oct. 20, in a Nampa care center, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     The Rev. Vernon L. Wilcox, associate pastor of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, will officiate, under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Friends may meet at the cemetery.
     Mr. Anderson was born Oct. 30, 1891, at Shickley, Neb., to Melville and Laura Hellig Jefferson.  He moved with his family to the Boise Valley in 1905, arriving at the old Perkins Crossing and settled south of Boise on the Bench, where he was reared and educated.
     At the age of 14, he began work as a bell hop and elevator operator at the Idanha Hotel at Boise,  He later became an Ada County Deputy Sheriff.
     During World War II, he moved to Seattle, where he worked as a ship builder.  He returned to Boise, and later became a brick mason and contractor during World War II.  He worked on building what is now Moun(t)ain Home Air Force Base and many buildings and homes throughout the valley.  He owned and operated a number of motels in Dado and California, before retiring.
     He married Mabel Hunter in Boise, They later divorced.
     He married Genevieve Tiger at Vale, Ore.  They later divorced.
     He married Aleta Head Nov. 28, 1980, at Boise.  They moved to Nampa in 1982 to live with Mr. Anderson's daughter.
     His wife died Nov. 1, 1982, and he had continued to reside at Nampa.
     He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge and the El Korah Shrine Temple at Boise.
     He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
     He is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Ralph Victor and Elaine Anderson of Meridian; two daughters, Ruth V. (Mrs. Ernie) Steelsmith of Nampa, and Vickie (Mrs. Crayton) Silliman of Boise; two sisters, Gladys Pierce of Boise, and Beulah Camp of Caldwell; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by a daughter.
     Memorials may be made to the Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Ore. 97201; or flowers may be sent.
     Friends may call at the Alsip chapel today until 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.


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