Information for Santos R. Rodriguez Sr.
31 October - 1 July 1991
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth
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"Sammy" Rodriguez Sr., 72, of Nampa, died Monday, July 1,
1991, at the Nampa hospital. Vigil services will be
celebrated at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Persons-Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at St. Paul's Catholic
Church, Nampa. The Revs. Father Juan Carranco and Father
Francis Springer, S.M., will be the celebrants. Burial
will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
Mr. Rodriguez was born Oct. 31, 1918, at Karnes City, Texas, a
son of Pedro and Delfina Hernandez Rodriguez, and was raised
and attended school there. He began working with other
family members on various farms near Karnes City, the last
being that of Dr. King. The family moved to Idaho in
1941 and he worked on the Herman Clembell farm at Aberdeen.
They moved to Nampa in 1943 where he worked as a farm laborer.
He married Lois Jean Smart March 17, 1950, at Nampa where they
made their home. He later began work as a section hand
for the Union Pacific Railroad, then worked for Idaho Concrete
Pipe Co. He and Lois divorced in 1970. He later
worked for McClure's Machine Shop, retiring in 1984.
Thereafter, he worked part time for his brother at Tony and
Maria's El Charro Restaurant.
include a son, Santos Rodriguez Jr. of Nampa; seven daughters,
Delfina Nava and Juanita Chavez, both of Nampa, Carol Ertman
of Forsythe, Mont., Debra Martin del Campo of Nampa, Linda
Zamarripa of San Antonio, Texas, and Kathy Rodriguez and
Barbara Rodriguez, both of Nampa; a brother, Antonio "Tony"
Rodriguez of Nampa; a sister, Vicenta Rodriguez of Gonzalez,
Texas; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his parents and a son, Pedro Smart Rodriguez.
Friends may call Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
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of the gravesite in Mt. Calvary cemetery
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The gravesite for Santos is located at #7.
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