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Information for William Edward “Ed” Dillon
8 October, 1913 – 18 October, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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W. E. Dillon

    William Edward "Ed" Dillon, 77, of Wilder, went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Thursday, Oct. 18, 1990.  He passed away at home of natural causes.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Crossroads Assembly of God Church, Highway 95 and Highway 19 at Wilder.  Officiating will be the Rev. Raymond Bates of the Pendleton, Ore., Free Methodist Church assisted by the Rev.  Gary McConnell, former pastor of Crossroads Assembly of God Church.  Interment will be at the Wilder Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Dillon was born Oct. 8, 1913, at Beardwell, Neb., to Evan and Lavina Dewitt Dillon.  He came to Vale, Ore., with his parents at the age of 5.  Later the family moved to Homedale where he was raised and educated.  He married Esther Lucile Hawley, Oct. 21, 1933, in the Fargo Valley near Wilder.  They farmed in the Big Bend Community near Adrian. He also helped build the canals in the Big Bend Area.  In October of 1941 they moved to the Fargo Valley where he has since farmed.
    Mr. Dillon lived his life to the glory of God and was continually helping others up to the time of his death. He loved participating in sports and was an avid supporter of his children's and grandchildren’s sports activities.
    He attended the Crossroads Assembly of God Church and was a member of the Free Methodist Church.  
    Survivors include his wife, Esther of Wilder a daughter and son-in-law, Regina Frances and Darrell Louden of Greenleaf; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence Evan and Shirley Dillon of Salem, Ore., and Kenneth Lyle and Linda Dillon of Wilder; two sisters, Jane Strang of Nampa and Veva Watson of Anderson, Calif.; one stepsister, Louise Simpson of Caldwell; one stepbrother, Sid Slate of Oregon; three granddaughters, seven grandsons, eight great-grandsons and one great granddaughter and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Pearl Jackling; three infant brothers and an infant grandson, Edward.

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