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Information for Velma Rose Vail Blacklock
8 June, 1922
13 August, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
August, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Velma Blacklock

     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 Diego.
     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 their home.
     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.