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 Elbert James Wells

Elbert James Wells

Birth
Florence, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
Death 19 Apr 1994 (aged 68)
Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Burial Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Plot Garden of Good Shepherd
Memorial ID 101363647 · View Source
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Spouse: Ione Marie Robbins
Marriage: May 15, 1947 Malheur, Oregon

Elbert J. Wells

Elbert J. Wells, 68, of Nampa, died Tuesday, April 19, 1994, at his home from cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Tim Bunn, associate pastor of the Karcher Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.

Mr. Wells was born March 18, 1926, in Florence, Ariz., to Fines and Sally Mae Wells. At a young age he moved with his family to Grants Pass, Ore., where he was reared and educated until his junior year in high school. The family then moved to Vale, Ore., where he graduated from high school. After graduating he joined the United States Army in the summer of 1944 and was assigned to the 188th Parachute Infantry as a paratrooper. He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan. He was honorably discharged in May of 1946 after receiving the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal of good conduct, Victory Medal and the Army Occupation Medal (Japan).

In 1947 he met and married Ione Marie Robbins in Ontario, Ore., and they made their home in Grants Pass. In 1948 they moved to Idaho, residing in New Plymouth, before moving to Nampa in 1949. Elbert was employed by Lynch Brothers Hatchery until 1953 when he began working for Norman McDonald at McDonald's Upholstery. In 1968 he purchased the business, owning and operating it as McDonald's Upholstery until his semi-retirement in 1991. He worked part time after that as his health would allow.

Elbert loved the outdoors and his favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting with his son, grandsons and friends. He also enjoyed restoring the interiors of antique automobiles and had a great gift of patience for detail.

Elbert was a member of the Nampa First Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ione Wells of Nampa; one son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Cheryl Wells of Nampa, two daughters and one son-in-law Kathleen and Joe Masson of Nampa, and Jacqueline Throne of Ocean Shores, Wash.; six grandchildren, Steve Wells and Kimberly Wells, both of Nampa, Jennifer Throne and Jarilyn Throne, both of Boise, and Michael and Robert Veach, both of Nampa; one great-grandson, Bryce; two brothers, Don Wells of Grants Pass, and Earl Wells of LaGrande, Ore.; two sisters, Jeri (Mrs. Dean) Miller of Grants Pass, and Louise (Mrs. Bob) Myers of Millbury, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews. Elbert was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Audrie Slusser and Wanda Moore.

His wife, children and grandchildren all love him and will miss him very much.

Memorials may be made to the Nampa First Christian Church Scholarship Fund, 619 12th Ave. South, Nampa 83651, or flowers may be sent.

The Idaho Statesman, Wednesday, April 20, 1994 page 3C


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WW II 188TH
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  • Created by: R.I.P.
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101363647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elbert James Wells (18 Mar 1926–19 Apr 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101363647, citing Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by R.I.P. (contributor 47339884) .