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Information for Wayne Donaly
16 February, 1911 - 10 December, 1985
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Wayne Donaly

    Services for Wayne Donaly, 74, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, Dec. 10, in a Boise hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Joseph Housh, pastor of the Nampa First United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Donaly was born Feb. 16, 1911, at Heartwell, Neb., to Francis M. and Annastacia Ryan Donaly.  He was reared and attended school at Kearney, Neb.
    He married Virginia Van Matre in 1939 at Holdredge, Neb., and they came to the Boise Valley in 1940.  He worked for various farms and dairies in the area and moved in 1945 to Weiser, where he farmed and worked for the railroad.  He returned to the Nampa area in 1954 and in 1958 began to transport mobile homes for Midway Trailer and for Shorty Campbell.  He then towed mobile homes for National Trailer Convoy for 20 years, until retiring in 1983.  While towing for NTC, he traveled throughout the West.  After retiring, he trained several new drivers for NTC until his health forced him to quit.
    He is survived by three sons, Wayne Donaly of Nampa, Jerry Donaly of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Ronald Donaly of Boise; a daughter, Suzanne Bivins of Caldwell; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews..
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
    Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the chapel today until 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

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