Services for Velma
Rose Vail Blacklock, 65, of Nampa, who died Thursday, Aug. 13,
in a Boise hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday at the College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa.
The Revs. Don Peterman, associate pastor of the Boise
First Church of the Nazarene, and Glenn Schafer, associate
College Church pastor, will officiate. Burial will
follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under the
direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mrs. Blacklock was born June 8, 1922, at Goodland,
Kan., to Arthur and Elnora Vail. At the age of 7, she
moved with her family to Nampa, where she attended the
Northwest Nazarene Academy and public schools. She
graduated from Northwest Nazarene College.
In 1944, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. She
attended a school for cooks and bakers in New York and was
later assigned to duty as a baker at the repair base in San
She married Glen Blacklock May 23, 1945.
She was honorably discharged from the service in
November 1945. In 1950 they returned to Nampa to make
She taught school in Nampa and Caldwell for 12 years.
She was an active member of the College Church of the
Nazarene for a number of years.
She enjoyed working at the Nazarene Care House in
Nampa, helping distribute food and clothing to the needy.
She is survived by her husband of Nampa; a son and
daughter-in-law, Al and Karen Blacklock of Boise; a daughter
and son-in-law, Ann and Gary Waller of Kent, Wash.; three
brother, Marion Vail of Nampa, Harley Vail of Mexico and
Virgil Vail of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Lois McWaters of
Meridian; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brother, Charles,
Oren and Elmore Vail; and a sister, Zola Wikstrom.