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Information for Wayne Dewey Draper

20 November, 1922 - 11 November, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

15 November, 1995

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Wayne Draper

    Wayne D. Draper, 72, of Glenns Ferry, and formerly of Nampa, passed away Saturday, November 11, 1995, at his residence.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16th, at the First Baptist Church in Glenns Ferry.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell.  Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
    Wayne was born on November 20, 1922, in Gurley, NE, to Paul and Ruth (Folks) Draper.  He graduated high school in Sunol, NE, and attended Nebraska State Teachers College at Chadron, NE.  He moved to Nampa, ID, in 1940 and married Marjorie Highbarger of Nampa on April 23, 1943, in Caldwell, ID.  They farmed in Boise Valley for the next 25 years, their two sons Larry and Dennis grew up there.
    Wayne served on the Lone Tree School Board for 8 years and was a charter member of the Vallivue School Board.  He also was an A.S.C. committeeman and served as a Deacon of the First United Presbyterian Church in Nampa.
    Wayne and Marjorie moved to King Hill, ID, in 1968 and farmed in the Pasadena Valley for the next 24 years.  While living in King Hill, he served as Vice President and President of the Owyhee Beet Growers Association and also as Vice President and President of the National Beet Growers Association, and one term on the Elmore County FHA Board.
    Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marjorie; his son Larry and wife Patti of Nampa; 2 grandsons, Capt. Ronald Draper and wife Tracy of Lexington, KY, and 2nd Lt. Randy Draper and wife Brooke of Savannah, GA; 2 great-granddaughters, Alexis and Kenidi; his sisters, Hazel Hogan of Klamath Falls, OR, and Ruth Barker and husband Herbert of Fullerton, CA.
    Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis; and a brother, Roy.

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