Information for William Edward
8 October, 1913 – 18 October, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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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
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Pearl
Jackling; three infant brothers and an infant grandson,
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