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Information for Willard L. "Bill" Beers
2 July, 1908 - 3 February, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Williard Beers

    Services for Williard L. "Bill" Beers, 75, 367 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, who died Friday, Feb. 3, at a Nampa nursing home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Kenneth B. Britt, pastor of the Nampa First Christian Church, will officiate.  Private family interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    He was born July 2, 1908, at Big Creek, Pa., to Josiah and Sarah Beers.  He was reared and educated in the Big Creek.  After his schooling he worked for Bethlehem Steel for awhile and then a textile factory and was also on the local police force for several years.  He later entered the U.S. Army and served in the Philippines.  He was honorably discharged and returned to Pennsylvania.
    He then moved to Melba where he worked for a short time and later to Nampa where he was employed with Lindsay and Son.  He went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in Nampa and worked in the Roundhouse, servicing the engines.  He was one of the last mechanics to work on the old steam engines.  He then retired from the railroad and had made his home in Nampa since.
    He was a member of the Nampa First Christian Church, the Canyon County Sheriff Deputies Auxiliary, the International Brotherhood of Railroad Fireman and Oilers Local 1032 and had been a member of the Whistling Wheels Motorcycle Club.
    He is survived by one son, Larry L. Beers, Nampa; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Swainston, Caldwell; one sister, Mrs. Grace Kesler, Malmont; and two grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

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