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Melvin Henry Nifong
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1918
Gifford
Nez Perce County
Idaho, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1949
Lewiston
Nez Perce County
Idaho, USA

The Waitsburg Times
Friday, December 9, 1949

Melvin Henry Nifong, 31, died Sunday, December 4, at Lewiston, Idaho, where he had been ill for ten months at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lawrence Lacey.

Melvin Nifong was born October 9, 1918, at Gifford, Idaho, to Verna and T.M. Nifong. He moved to Waitsburg whith his parent in 1929 where he made his home until his illness. He was a graduate of Waitsburg high school, and was married to Miss Thelma Webber on March 3, 1945. He worked in the Bremerton shipyards for three years during the war, and had worked in Waitsburg as a carpenter for two years.

Services were held Wednesday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church with Rev. Burton Stewart of the Waitsburg Nazarene church officiating, with Rev. R.E. Roach assisting. Interment was in the Waitsburg city cemetery.

Pallbearers were Claude Lacey, Riley Wise, Wayne Hinchliffe, Jack West, Lewis Dunn and Donald Hinchliffe. Music was furnished by Orville Fullerton and Rev. R.E. Roach, duet, with Marvelene Roach at the organ.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma at Waitsburg; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Nifong, also of Waitsburg; a brother, Lt. Cmdr. James M. Nifong, Calif., a half-brother, Lloyd W. Campbell, Boise; two sisters, Mrs. C. P. Juptner, Bremerton and Mrs. L.E. Lacey, Lewiston. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 26 of Walla Walla. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Milton Nifong (1876 - 1976)
  Verna Mae Heuett Nifong (1889 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  Thelma Luellen Webber (1922 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  W. Lloyd Campbell (1908 - 1989)**
  Mary Velma Nifong Lacey (1915 - 1979)*
  James Milton Nifong (1917 - 1981)*
  Melvin Henry Nifong (1918 - 1949)
  Bertha Dean Nifong Juptner (1920 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Block 387, Lot 3, Space 2
 
Burial:
Waitsburg Cemetery
Waitsburg
Walla Walla County
Washington, USA
Plot: Block 387, Lot 3, Space 2
 
Maintained by: Cheryl Webber
Originally Created by: Washington State Cemeter...
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
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Melvin Henry Nifong
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