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Obituary for John Earl Wyatt
18 December 1917 - 19 February, 2002
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 22 February 2002
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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John E. Wyatt
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     John Earl Wyatt, 84, of Parma, died Tuesday, Feb. 19,2002, at home of natural causes.  Funeral services will be held at 1 ;.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Burial will be at the Roswell Cemetery.
     John was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Corvallis Ore., the son of William Elbert and Mary Esther (Pace) Wyatt.  He was married Fe. 20, 1937, in Vancouver, Wash., to Laura Clara Schmidt, and had four sons in that marriage.  However, Laura passed away April 17, 1964.  John Earl also enlisted in the Army in the Word War II and served in the Army Engineers in France and Germany.  After his return he was employed by the Bureau of Reclamation, Black Canyon Irrigation, and the Job Corps.  In 1965, while working at Black Canyon, he met and married Evelyn (McCurry) Shelley and has been married to her for the 36 years since.
     His retirement was filled with years of enjoyment with his family, working and playing in his garden, and hunting and fishing throughout the Northwest.
     John is survived by his wife;  three sons, Jay Wyatt, John Roger Wyatt and Eric Wyatt;  a daughter, Kathy Prater;  13 grandchildren;  and 17 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Wyatt.
     The family suggests that memorials be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 57, Caldwell, Id 83606 or to Pet Haven P.O. Box 481, Nampa, ID 83653.






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