Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Araquistains in:
 • Canyon Hill Cemetery
 • Caldwell
 • Canyon County
 • Idaho
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Pete Andrew Araquistain
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 24, 1923
Death: Feb. 17, 1994

Pete Araquistain was born, Jan. 24, 1923, at Jordan Valley, Oregon. He was a son of Antonio and Narcisa Araquistain. After graduating from Jordan Valley High School, he worked briefly on local ranches and on construction projects in southern Idaho and Oregon. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army and served in the South Pacific until 1946. After the service, he returned to Caldwell and worked at McNeil Lumber for several years.

He began his career with J.R. Simplot in 1953, and retired in 1986 as a general traffic manager. Pete was a dedicated and loyal employee, and proud to be a part of the company. He served as president and member of the board of directors for the Treasure Valley Traffic Club, and board member of NACA of Ontario, Oregon for many years.

He married Jule Frances "Peg" Alexander in 1954 in Winnemucca, Nevada. This union was blessed with fived children. Pete's wife and family were the love of his life. Most recently he enjoyed being a grandfather to four grandchildren.

Pete was a very generous person and had time for anyone in need. He was interpreter for numerous non-English speaking Basques, and served on many charitable committees, including the Senior Citizens and Salvation Army. He was one of the founding members of the Caldwell Basque Charity, and a longtime member of the Caldwell Elks. He was honored by his fellow Elks for his community service by being voted Elk of the Year in 1982.

After his retirement from Simplot, he took up a number of other "careers". In fact, he often said he was busier after retirement than before. Three of his favorite activities were: fishing, his grandchildren, and his work in Jordan Valley. In recent years he became interested in projects involving his beloved childhood home, and was instrumental in organizing the Jordan Valley reunions, and was also involved in efforts to preserve an historical community landmark, the old Pelota Court.

Survivors include his wife, "Peg", children: Tony Araquistain, of Elko, Nevada; Mark (Theresa)of Caldwell; Mary Araquistain of Ocean Shores, Washington; Craig Araquistain of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Beth Elsberry of Middleton, Idaho. Brothers: Luis of San Jose, California and Paul of Los Altos Hills, California. Grandchildren: Emily and Marquina Araquistain, Jed and Levi Elsberry. He leaves also a very large extended family and many friends.

Pete was loved by all, and will be greatly missed. Memorials were made to Save the Pelota Court; c/o of City Clerk, PO Box 187; Jordan Valley, Oregon 97910, or to your favorite charity.

Services were held Feb. 21 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Caldwell with Father Enrique Terriquez as celebrant followed by Lodge rites of Elks Lodge #1448 of Caldwell. Burial was in Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. 
 
Burial:
Canyon Hill Cemetery
Caldwell
Canyon County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Connie F
Record added: Jul 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20644987
Pete Andrew Araquistain
Added by: Mary Bunney
 
Pete Andrew Araquistain
Added by: Connie F
 
Pete Andrew Araquistain
Cemetery Photo
Added by: RememberThem
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Jul. 26, 2007
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service