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Obituary for Walter Choat
22 September, 1905 - 22 November, 1986
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
November, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Walter Choat

     Services for Walter Choat, 81, of Nampa, who died Saturday, Nov 22, at the Nampa hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     The Rev. Lowell Byall of the First United Presbyterian Church, Nampa, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Mr. Choat was born Sept. 22, 1905, at Madison, Neb., to William S. and Grace Elizabeth Earl Choat.  He was reared and educated in Boone County, Neb.
     He married Esther Foreman Dec. 22, 1926, at Albion, Neb., where they made their home and farmed.
     They moved in 1941 to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was employed by the Remington
Arms Plant during World War II.  Thereafter, he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for three years prior to moving to Nampa in 1948.  He was a yardman for Borchert's Feed and Coal Company here until retiring in 1972.
     Mr. Choat was a member and a deacon of the First United Presbyterian Church, Nampa.  He is survived by his wife, of Nampa; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Gussie Choat of Nampa; a brother and sister-in-law, Lyle and Mina Jean Choat of Hot Springs, Ark,; a sister and brother-in-law, Merle and Ivan Wallick of Albion; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by three brothers.
     Memorials may be made to the Patients Assistance Committee, in care of Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise; or flowers may be sent.
     Friends may call at the Nampa Flahiff Chapel today until 9 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until time of services.

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