Services for William J. Baxter, 81, of Caldwell, who died
Sunday, Aug. 19, in a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.
Dale Peterson of Caldwell will officiate. Interment u'ill
follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Caldwell.
Mr. Baxter was born Sept. 23, 1902, in Delamar, Idaho, the
second son of 12 children of John T. and Martha Brooks Baxter.
They moved to Cow Creek between Sheaville and Wagontown.
In 1918 the family moved to Middleton, and Bill moved to
Emmett where he worked for the sawmill and later at the Barber
In August of 1922, he married Alice E. Kline. They moved
to Fruitland where he worked making boxes. They then moved to
Barber where he again worked for the sawmill.
They later moved to Notus where he owned and operated a
barbershop and also worked for the railroad. They bought a
farm on the Boise River in the lower Boise area between Notus
and Parma. In 1948 they moved to Big Bend Park at Adrian,
Ore., where they continued to farm.
He retired in 1960, sold the farm, and moved to a small
acreage in Nampa. Mrs. Baxter died in 1976. He then moved to
Caldwell and had recently resided at the Hazel Park Retirement
Home in Caldwell.
He is survived by three sons, William D. Baxter of
Syracuse, N.Y., Gene Baxter of Caldwell and Dwain Lee Baxter
of Boise; three sisters, Rub B. Walker of Notus and Ella Mae
Moyer and Rosalie "Sis" Rowland, both of Caldwell; four
brothers, Glen and Robert Baxter, both of Boise, John Baxter
of Caldwell and Albert Baxter of Notus: eight grandchildren:
four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother,
Donald: three sisters, Hazel Baxter, Jennie Clarke and Grace
Keller; and a granddaughter.
Friends may call at the Flahiff Chapel in Caldwell today
until 8 p.m.