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O. A. "Ve" Martineau
29 September, 1911 - 8 June, 1991
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
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Ve Martineau   
    O. A ."Ve" Martineau, 79, of Nampa, died Saturday, June 8, 1991, at his home in Nampa.  A vigil service will be celebrated at 8 p.m. today, June 10, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa.  The Rev. Father Augustine Hartman, O.P., the chaplain at Mercy Medical Center, will be the celebrant.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    A Nampa native, Ve was born Sept. 29, 1911, a son of George and Clarinda Rivett Martineau.  He graduated from St. Paul's School and began farming with his father.  He married Velma Eastman Sept. 14, 1933.  They enjoyed 57 years together.  He continued farming for 16 years with his brother Leo, and retired in 1975.
    Upon retiring, he and Velma traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Hawaii.  He was a member of the Gem Sprouts Good Sam Club, until the time of his death.  He was also a member of Nampa Lodge No. 1389 BPOE.
    He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
    Survivors include his wife, Velma of Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, VeYonne and Norman Schell; three grandchildren and their spouses, Terri and Matt Bunn, Mike and Patty Schell, both Nampa, and Kay and Ken Tomolo of Las Vegas, Nev.; six great-grandchildren, Chad and Tina Tomolo of Las Vegas, Lisa and Shane Bunn, Corey and Ryan Schell of Nampa; five sisters, Anna Strait, of Spokane, Wash., Cecilia Schmitt and Rita Ward, both of Nampa, Alvina Callsen and Theresa Knox of Caldwell; and seveal nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and three brothers.

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The gravesite for O A and Velma can be found at number 13.

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