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Obituary for William Cerva
21 August, 1899 - 11 February, 1990
February, 1990
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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William Cerva

     Funeral services for William Cerva, 90, of Nampa who died Sunday, Feb. 11, 1990, at the Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Pastor Donn Mogford of the Nampa Berean Baptist Church will officiate with Masonic chapel rights by Ashlar Lodge No. 90 AF & Am.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Mr. Cerva, the son of Czechoslovakian immigrants, was born Aug. 21, 1899, in a sod house on the prairie at Twin Brook, S. D.  After moving from his birthplace he was later employed by Idaho Shortline Railroad and later owned a service station and a neighborhood grocery store.  For more than 30 years, Mr. Cerva owned and operated a dairy farm off Greenhurst Toad prior to his retirement at the age of 74.  Mr. Cerva had lived in the Treasure Valley area for the past 70 years.  He was a 50-year-member of the Ashlar Lodge No. 90 AF & AM.
     He is survived by three daughters, Marcia Johnstone of San Francisco, Calif., Lavonne Gates of Walnut Crfee, Calif., and Gloria McGinnis of Springdale, Ariz.; brother Joe Cerva of Twin Falls; a sister, Olga Thompson of Nampa; and six grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Doris.
     Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m.




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