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Information for William L. Danforth
3 April, 1918 – 14 April, 1996
Obituary from the Idaho Press-Tribune
16 April, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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William Danforth

      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale, Idaho.  Associate Pastor Robert Cooke of Centennial Baptist Church will officiate.  Lodge Rites will be by Silver City Masonic Lodge #13 AF & AM, Homedale, Idaho.  Burial will follow at the Wilder Cemetery, Wilder, Idaho.
      Mr. Danforth was born April 3, 1918, in Montana, a son of Ray and Mary Danforth.  He moved to Oregon with his family and later to Wilder.  He joined the Navy during WWII.  When he returned to Wilder he drove truck for Robison Fruit Ranch, then worked for Homedale Auto Parts for several years.  Bill worked for Tom Morris Equipment as parts manager until his retirement in 1983.  Bill married Lucile Nash on June 8, 1954, at Winnemucca, Nevada.  In 1976, they moved to their new home on the Danforth Homestead across the river from Homedale.
      Bill enjoyed going to ball games, attending Lodge and participating in his grandchildren's lives.
      He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Homedale.
      Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Leonna “Lee” and Larry Lannigan of Caldwell and Linda and Wallace Ekren of Caroltown, Iowa; two grandsons, Brad and Daren Lannigan; two granddaughters, Lori Smith and Tevian Ekren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, and his parents.
      The family suggests that memorials be given to a favorite charity.
      Friends may call today from 4 until 8 p.m. And Wednesday from 9 a.m. Until noon at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.

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