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Belle Etta Krause




Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea was born May 23, 1879, in Marshall Town, Hamilton Co., IA, and died from a brain tumor, July 2, 1928, in Gooding, Gooding Co., ID, at age 49. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. He is the son of William Oscar McCrea of Montague Twp., Lanark Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), and Rachel Starry of Green Twp., Iowa Co., IA.

Belle Etta Krause was born November 24, 1885, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS, and died December 11, 1935, at Boise Hospital, Boise, Ada Co., ID, at age 50. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. She is the daughter of August Ferdinand Krause of Schwabach, Prussia, Germany, and Mary Jane Abbey of Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West.

Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea and Belle Etta Krause were married February 26, 1908, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS.

Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea and Belle Etta (Krause) McCrea had three children:

  1. Melvin H. McCrea: Born April 11, 1909, in Henley, Furnas Co. NE; Died October 9, 1990, at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, Idaho (age 79). Buried in Filer Cemetery, a. k. a. I. O. O. F. Cemetery, Twin Falls, ID. Married July 4, 1932, in Gooding Precinct, Gooding Co., ID, to Opal Lorraine Dearing: Born January 29, 1914, in Montrose, CO; Died October 22, 1983, in Bellevue, Blaine Co., ID (age 69). Buried in Filer Cemetery, a. k. a. I. O. O. F. Cemetery, Twin Falls, ID.
  2. Mildred Leota McCrea: Born March 2, 1915, in Gooding, Gooding Co., ID; Died January 4, 1985, in Gooding, Gooding Co., ID (age 69). Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. Married November 16, 1934, in Jerome, Jerome Co., ID, to Edward Leon "Dutch" Leeper: Born February 17, 1912, in Gooding, Gooding Co., ID; Died May 23, 1980, in Gooding, Gooding Co., ID (age 69). Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID.
  3. Myron Ray McCrea: Born January 8, 1922, in Gooding, Gooding Co., ID; Died November 27, 1979, in Maryland (age 57). Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. Lived in Pasco, WA, in 1950s and 1960s. Married (1) Wednesday, May 13, 1942, at the home of Mr. Adamson, Carey, Blaine Co., ID, to Nayoma Butler: Born August 20, 1922, in West Gooding Pct., Gooding Co., ID; Died July 18, 2014, in Rupert, Minidoka Co., ID (age 91). Buried in Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery, Rupert, Minidoka Co., ID. Both were 1941 graduates of Gooding High School, and immediately moved to Long Beach, CA, after their marriage. Parents: Kenion Taylor Butler of Richfield, Sevier Co., UT, and Thelma Nayoma Peterson. Divorced. Myron then Married (2) February 7, 1951, in Gooding Co., ID, to Nina Rae White: Born March 13, 1934, in Los Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA; Died Unknown. Divorced March 14, 1955, in Gooding Co., ID. Married (3) December 29, 1955, in Unknown, to Lynn Rae Alberg: Born August 31, 1938, in Brainerd, Crow Wing Co., MN; Died Wednesday April 23, 2014, at Hospice at the Chaplaincy, Kennewick, Benton Co., WA (age 75). She was a retired Bartender. Myron then married February 1, 1964, in Kootenai, ID, to Lynn Rae Packard. Parents were Clarence W. Alberg and Gladys B. Schubert. Nayoma (Butler) McCrea then married July 19, 1949, in the LDS Temple, Idaho Falls, Bonneville Co.,  ID, to Blaine Devon Bird: Born August 5, 1921, in Teton, Fremont Co., ID; Died June 21, 1980, in Rupert, Minidoka Co., ID (age 58). Buried in Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery, Rupert, Minidoka Co., ID. Myrna Rae McCrea married Odell J. Madsen Jr. in Pocatello, ID, in July 1967. Lynn Rae (Alberg) McCrea then married January 13, 1981, in Franklin Co., WA, to John Chester "George" Houdasheldt: Born January 13, 1935, in Dexter, Meigs Co., OH; Died November 15, 2010, in Pasco, Franklin Co., WA (age 75). Nina Rae (McCrea) then married Charles Orin "Chuck" Badgely: Born May 19, 1930, in Stellville, Crawford Co., MO; Died October 10, 2007, at a local care center, Boise, Ada Co., ID (age 77). Buried in Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Eagle, Ada Co., ID. Divorced February 7, 1983, in Los Angeles Co., CA.



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Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea and Belle Etta (Krause) McCrea are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Edward Leon "Dutch" Leeper and Mildred Leota (McCrea) Leeper are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Myron Ray McCrea is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Charles Orin "Chuck" Badgely is buried in Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Eagle, Ada Co., ID. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Myron Ray McCrea is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea was born May 23, 1879, in Marshall Town, Hamilton Co., IA.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1880, shows William O. McCrea (age 39) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Spring Green Pct., Furnas Co., NE. Living with him is his wife, Rachel McCrea (age 32) in Iowa to Pennsylvania-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his four children born to her still alive. Living with her are her three unmarried children, all born in Iowa to Canadian and Iowa-born parents: Renseler McCrea (age 12); Star B. McCrea (age 9); Nellie C. McCrea (age 7); and Walter C. McCrea (age 1).

Belle Etta Krause was born November 24, 1885, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 20, 1900, shows August F. Krause (age 44) born November 1855 in Germany to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1861 and not Naturalized is a Farmer owing his farm free of a mortgage and is living in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him is his wife of 20 years, Mary J. Krause (age 40) born July 1859 in English Canada to English Canadian and English-born parents and having emigrated in 1860 with Unknown Naturalization, with 9 of the 11 children born to her still alive. Also living there are his children, all born in Kansas except for Alfred, who was born in Wisconsin: Effie L. Krause (age 19) born March 1881, shown as married less than one year; Elda E. Krause (age 17) born May 1883; Belle E. Krause (age 14) born November 1885; Oscar O. Krause (age 11) born November 1888; Alfred O. Krause (age 9) born October 1890; Wallace A. Krause (age 7) born September 1892; Jason R. Krause (age 6) born March 1894; Nellie A. Krause (age 4) born February 1896; and Minnie L. Krause (age 2) born May 1898.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1900, shows Racael McCrea (age 51) born February 1849 in Iowa to Pennsylvania-born parents is a widowed Farmer owing her farm free of a mortgage and is living in Spring Green Pct., Furnas Co., NE, with all five of the children born to her still alive. Living with her are her three unmarried children, all born to English Canadian and Iowa-born parents: Nellie McCrea (age 27) born March 1873 in Iowa; Walter McCrea (age 21) born May 1879 in Iowa, a Day Laborer; and Willie McCrea (age 16) born June 1883 in Nebraska, a Day Laborer.

Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea and Belle Etta Krause were married February 26, 1908, in Aldine Twp., Norton Co., KS.


The Daily Telegram, Norton, Norton Co., KS, Wednesday, February 26, 1908

Walter C. McCrea and Belle E Krause were granted license to wed by the Probate Judge Saturday.


The Norton Courier, Norton, Norton Co., KS, Thursday, February 2, 1908

McCREA - KRAUSE

Miss Belle E Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Krause who live 13 miles north of Norton, was united in marriage to Walter C. McCrea, of Beaver City, Neb., at the home of the bride on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock February 26, by Dr. Meredith, presiding elder of the M. E. church. Many friends were present.


The Daily Telegram, Norton, Norton Co., KS, Thursday, February 27, 1908

Wedding

The wedding of Walter C. McCrea of Beaver City Nebraska, and Bell E. Krause took place at the home of the bride's parents August and Mrs. Krause 13 miles northwest of Norton on Wednesday evening, February 26th at 8 o'clock. The ceremony was performed by Dr. W. J. Meredith, an old friend of the Krause family. Mr. and Mrs. McCrea will live on farm in southern Nebraska about 3 miles from the farm home of the bride. Many friends wish them a happy life.


Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea and Belle Etta (Krause) McCrea, Norton Co., KS, about 1908.


Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea and Belle Etta (Krause) McCrea moved to Gooding Co., ID, in the spring of 1910. They resided on their farm, four and one half miles northeast of the City of Gooding.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 14, 1910, shows Walter McCrea (age 30) born in Iowa to Canadian and Iowa-born parents is a married Ranch Farmer renting his own farm in Gooding Precinct, Lincoln Co., ID. Living with him is his wife of two years, Bell McCrea (age 24) born in Kansas to German and Canadian-born parents with her only child alive. Living there is his child: Melvin McCrea (age 1) born in Nebraska to Iowa and Kansas-born parents. Also living there is Belle's unmarried brother, Oscar Krause (age 21) born in Kansas to German and Canadian-born parents who is a ranch farmer.


The WWI Draft Registration Report taken on September 12, 1918, shows Walter Chandler McCrea is a Farmer for himself and is living in Gooding, ID. His wife is Belle McCrea.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 21, 1920, shows Walter McCrea (age 40) born in Iowa to Canadian and Iowa-born parents is a married farmer owning his own farm in East Gooding Precinct, Gooding Co., ID. Living with him is his wife, Belle McCrea (age 34) born in Kansas to German and Canadian-born parents. Also living there are their two children born to Iowa and Kansas-born parents: Melvin McCrea (age 10) born in Nebraska; and Mildred McCrea (age 4) born in Idaho.

Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea died July 2, 1928, in Gooding Precinct, Gooding Co., ID, at age 49. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID.


Walter Chandler "Wally" McCrea Death Certificate.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 18, 1930, shows Belle E. McCrea (age 44) born in Kansas to German and Canadian-born parents and first married at age 22 is a widowed Farmer owning her own farm in East Gooding Precinct, Gooding Co., ID. Living with her are her three children born to Iowa and Kansas-born parents: Melvin H. McCrea (age 20) born in Nebraska; Mildred L. McCrea (age 15) born in Idaho; and Myron R. McCrea (age 8) born in Idaho.

Belle Etta (Krause) McCrea died December 11, 1935, at Boise Hospital, Boise, Ada Co., ID, at age 50. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding Co., ID.


Belle Etta (Krause) McCrea Death Certificate.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, Thursday, December 12, 1935

MRS. BELLE McCREA

(Special to The Statesman) GOODING - Mrs. Belle E. McCrea of Gooding died early Wednesday morning at Boise hospital. Mrs. McCrea was born November 24, 1885 in Kansas and lived in Gooding the past 25 years. She is survived by two sons, Melvin and Myron McCrea, one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Leeper of Gooding, her mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Krause of Norton, Kas.; one sister, Mrs. Walter Darling of Gooding; four brothers, Oscar W. Krause of Gooding, Alfred Krause of Bradford, Pa., Wallace Krause of Sioux City, Neb, and Jason Krause of Wichita, Kas. The body is at the Summers funerall home and the funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Twin Falls Daily News, Twin Falls, ID, Wednesday, December 18, 1935

FINAL TRIBUTE PAID MRS. BELLE McCREA

GOODING, Dec. 17 - Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church for Mrs. Belle McCrea who died Wednesday at Boise following a goitre operation. Rev. W. C. Bowman was in charge of the service. A quartet composed of J. A. Campbell, B. M. Coolege, Erle Whipkey and Rev. Bowman sang, "Rock of Ages." Mrs. J. E. Manuel sang a solo, "Nearer My Home Today," with Mrs. C. E. Reynolds as accompanist.  Interment was in Elmwood cemetery beside the grave of her husband, W. C. McCrea, who died July 2, 1928. Pallbearers were Clyde Hawks, H. L. Harding, George Elsner, W. O. Christianson, Frank Judevine and J. V. Bumgarner. Mrs. McCrea was born November 24, 1885 in Norton, Kansas, and was married to Walter C. McCrea, February 26, 1908. They moved to Gooding in the spring of 1910, and have resided on their farm four and one half miles northeast of here. She was a member of North Side Community club and Gooding Grange. Since her husband's death she has carried on the farm, with the help of her sons. She joined the Christian church at 18 years of age. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Leeper, and two sons, Melvin and Myron of Gooding. The daughter and son-in-law, Edward Leeper, lived with her. Besides the children she leaves a grandchild and her mother, Mrs. M. J. Krause, who came from Kansas several weeks ago, a sister Mrs. Walter E. Darling, and four brothers, Oscar Krause of Gooding, Alfred Krause of Pennsylvania, Wallace Krause of Sioux City, Nebraska, and Jason Krause of Wichita, Kansas.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1940, shows E. L. Leeper (age 28) born in Idaho, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School, is a married Farming Farmer who owns his farm worth $500, and is living in Northeast Gooding Precinct, Gooding Co., ID. Living with him is his wife, Mildred Leeper (age 25) born in Idaho, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; and his unmarried brother-in-law, Myron McCrea (age 18) born in Idaho, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of High School, a New Worker.

Myron Ray McCrea and Nayoma Butler were married Wednesday, May 13, 1942, at the home of Mr. Adamson, Carey, Blaine Co., ID.


Nina Rae White Gooding High School Senior Class Picture.


Myron enlisted in the U. S. Navy November 7, 1942, and was released October 12, 1945.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, Sunday, May 31, 1942

Myron McCrea Weds Miss Nayoma Butler

GOODING - Miss Nayoma Butler and Myron McCrea, both of Gooding, were married May 13 at the home of the state president of the L. D. S. church in Carey. President W. L. Adamson performed the ceremony with Mrs. Creed Knight, Jr., sister of the bride and Eli Wolheater both of Gooding as attendants. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Butler of Gooding, was graduated with the class of 1941 from Gooding high school. The bridegroom has been employed in Indiana on defense work. The couple left following a wedding dinner for Long Beach, Calif.


Myron Ray McCrea and Nina Rae White were married February 7, 1951, in Gooding Co., ID.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, Sunday, March 11, 1951

MR. AND MRS. CECIL WHITE of Gooding announce the marriage of their daughter, Nina, to Myron McCrea. The marriage was performed at the Lutheran parsonage by the Rev. Victor E. Kauffeld. The couple was attended by the brides mother and her sister, Mrs. Milton Butler.

Leigh Larson note: Nina's parents are Otto Cecil White (born January 14, 1905, in Effingham, Effingham Co., IL; died August 17, 1983, in Buhl, Twin Falls Co., ID), and Mary Margaret Stacy (born February 9, 1910, in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; died November 25, 1970, in Henderson, Clark Co., NV).


Myron Ray McCrea and Nina Rae (White) McCrea were divorced March 14, 1955, in Gooding Co., ID.


Myron Ray McCrea and Nina Rae (White) McCrea Divorce Record.


Twin Falls Times-News, Twin Falls, ID, Sunday, January 20, 1963

Dorothy McCrea Weds Mulligan in Boise Rite

BELLEVUE, Jan. 19 - Dorothy McCrea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McCrea, and Harold Mulligan, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mulligan, Boise, were united in marriage at Community Christian church, Boise, Sept. 27. Officiating at the double ring ceremony was the Rev. Thomas Blackburn. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a street-length dress of pale pink sheer with white accessories and carried a colonial nosegay of pink and white carnations encircling baby red rosebuds. The wedding music was played by Mrs. W. E. Blessing, Boise organist. The bride's attendant was Barbara Mulligan, sister of the bridegroom. She wore a brown and white ensemble with white accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations. Roy Peterson, Boise, was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr.. and Mrs. Duane Bruchner, brother-in-law and sister of the bridegroom. The bride is a graduate of Bellevue high school and the school of business, Idaho State college, Pocatello. She is past president of Bellevue Theta Rho club. No. 13. The bridegroom is stationed at Fort Chaffee,, Ark., and the couple resides in Fort Smith, Ark.


Tri-City Herald, Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, Washington, Wednesday, February 3, 1965

Deaths

MRS. CLARENCE W. ALBERG

Mrs. Clarence W. (Gladys) Alberg, 48, of 1403 Norbert Ave., Pasco, died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Tuesday. She was born in Amboy, Minn., Dec. 23, 1916. She had been in  the Tri-Cities since 1960. She and her husband were owners of the Depot Lunch in Pasco. She attended the First Lutheran Church. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Myron (Lynn) McCrea, Kennewick; four grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schubert, Brainerd, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Kale (Leona) Brown, Brainerd, and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Cregor, Ohio; two brothers, C. B. Schubert, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Raymond Schubert, Seattle. Greenlee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


Tri-City Herald, Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, Washington, Friday, February 5, 1965

Fight Is Held At Right Place

Three Tri-City area residents picked a good place to have a fight. Dale O. Baumgartner, 48, of 310 N. Second Ave., Pasco; Robert J. Frare, 25, of 1708 W. Yakima St., Pasco,, and Myron R. McCrea, (43) of 1309 E. Sixth Ave., Kennewick, got into a free-swinging battle at the emergency entrance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Wednesday. Frare and Baumgartner were arrested immediately by police and charged with disorderly conduct. McCrea was treated for injuries, then arrested.


Twin Falls Times-News, Twin Falls, ID, Thursday, October 11, 1990

Melvin H. McCrea

FILER - Melvin H. McCrea, 79, of Filer, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1990, at the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center of natural causes. He was born April 11, 1909, in Hendley, Neb. He was raised on a homestead north of Gooding where he attended 12 grades of schooling, enjoying football and track. He worked at various jobs while in Idaho from horse wrangling to farming, and then settled on a career with the railroad in Glenns Ferry in May of 1941. He retired in 1974 after having been section foreman of the Union Pacific Railroad in Delaplain, Nev., and Bellevue and Dietrich. Surviving are Mary Mulligan; one daughter, Dorothy Mulligan; one son, Carrol McCrea; four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal, one brother, one sister, one grandson and one granddaughter. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Filer I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with the Rev. Wayne Weld-Martin officiating. Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at White Mortuary in Twin Falls.


Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Larry Butler

SPOKANE, Wash. - Larry Butler, 72, passed away after a lifetime of battling health issues in Spokane, Wash., where he had been a resident for many years.

Larry was born in Chinook, Mont., but was raised in Gooding. He was the son of K.T. and Thelma Butler and was raised on their farm northwest of Gooding with his siblings, Cleo, Dwain, Nayoma, Dale and Milt. He ranched with his father and brothers in Fairfield as well, until the kidney disease he had been diagnosed with as a young man necessitated moving to the Spokane region. He moved with his wife at the time, Joan Rock and his two young children, Nicki and Lance. There he became a pioneer in kidney dialysis, being one of the first in the nation to do home dialysis. He went back to school and became a junior high school teacher.

In 1968, Larry underwent a kidney transplant, receiving a kidney from his brother, Dale. He went on to live many normal healthy years, continuing to enjoy the outdoors. His health declined eventually and he returned to dialysis, but not before he had the distinction of being the longest-lived recipient of a single transplant.

Larry re-married and had a son named Kenion Taylor after his father. Larry loved hiking and fishing, picking huckleberries, being a fan of his granddaughter's athletics, and visiting with people. He had many things he still wanted to do but finally knew when he had fought the battle long enough.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia; daughter, Nicki Moberg and her husband, John and their four daughters, Jordan Parker, Alyssa Reeves, and Claire and Darby Moberg; his son, Kenion and his mother Kathleen; brother, Dale Butler; and sisters, Cleo Simon and Nayoma Bird. He was preceded in death by his son, Lance Butler; brothers, Dwain and Milton Butler; and his parents.

An informal memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the home of Dale and Betty Butler in Gooding.


Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID), May 4, 2003

Obituaries.

Milt Butler

Milt Butler died Friday, April 25, 2003, of natural causes. He was born June 13, 1930, in Chinook, Mont., to K. T. and Thelma Butler. The family moved to Gooding, Idaho, in 1937, where they were ranchers and farmers. Milt graduated from high school in Gooding in 1948. He married Cecelia White and they raised three children, Robin, Bruce and Jerry. Milt moved to Mackay in 1967, where he ranched at Chilly. For over 30 years, people from around the world had the pleasure of being guided on trail rides and big game hunts, where Milt shared his expertise, wisdom and humor in the Idaho mountains of the Big Lost range out of Mackay and the Smoky Mountain range out of Sun Valley. He was a fine horseman. Milt was past president of the Mackay Rodeo Association. He loved to rope and ride. He also enjoyed a game of golf with his friends. He will be remembered and dearly missed by so many people whose lives his touched. His heart was as big as the mountains and valleys he loved to ride. Milt has crossed the Great Divide and is driftin' down the slope, gone where they always ride and where they always rope. Go well, Milti. He is survived by his children; his two brothers, Dale and Larry; and two sisters, Cleo Simon of Boise and Nayoma Bird of Rupert. Also surviving are his wife, Toni Butler of Mackay; four stepchildren, Terry and Lawrence Reynolds and Loni Mullick and Lisa Indrien; and by his many, many friends. Milt was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Dwain Butler, and his wife, Carol. Friends are invited to join the family for a Memorial Service and Life Celebration for Milt on Friday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church, 1228 Main Street in Gooding, Idaho. A Celebration of Milt's life will be held the afternoon of Saturday, May 10, on Main Street in Mackay, Idaho.


Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID), December 13, 1999

K Dwain Butler K Dwain Butler, age 78, of Gooding, passed away suddenly on December 11, 1999, in Boise, ID, with his family around him. Dwain was born March 19, 1921, at the family home near Gooding to Kenion Taylor and Thelma Peterson Butler. At the age of three, the family moved to a ranch near Chinook, Montana, where Dwain grew up with his two sisters and three brothers. The Butler family returned to Gooding when Dwain was sixteen. Dwain graduated from Gooding High School in 1940 and called Gooding home until his death. He married Alberta Leah Redington on February 12, 1943, in Gooding and two weeks later left for military service. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple on July 3, 1962. Dwain was proud to have served his country during World War II as 1st Lieutenant in the Army-Aircorp as a Navigator on a B-24 bomber. Dwain farmed for many years with his father and brothers on their ranch northwest of Gooding. Two daughters and three sons were born in to the family during those years. He left the ranch and moved into Gooding where he sold real estate and managed rentals and storage units for many years. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served in many positions, including two bishoprics. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Gooding and was an active worker in the Gooding County Historical Society. Dwain was a friend to all and spent his life helping others. He was proud of his family and loved family gatherings. A favorite activity was to take his children to Alturas Lake and enjoy boating and water skiing. He is survived by his wife, Alberta, three sons and two daughters, David Karen Butler, Doug Brenda Butler, Jim Karen Butler all of Gooding, Andra Sonny Henry, Wendell, and Carma Johnson, Idaho Falls; eighteen grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. Dwain is also survived by three brothers, Dale Betty Butler, Gooding, Larry Claudia Butler of Spokane, WA, Milton Toni Butler, Mackey, Nayoma Bird, Rupert, Cleo Simon, Boise, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gooding. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Demaray's Gooding Chapel and at the church on hour prior to the funeral service. The family suggests memorials be made in Dwain's name to the Gooding County Historical Society, c/o Sharon Kelly, 1918 Whipkey Dr. Gooding, ID 83330


Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA, Wednesday, November 17, 2010

JOHN C. HOUDASHELDT

John C. Houdasheldt, who spent 20 years in the U.S Marines and who was always the life of the party, has passed on to a better place. He was born on 1/13/35 in Dexter, Ohio, and left us on 11/15/2010. He was preceded by his parents Glen and Dora Houdasheldt and two brothers. Survived by two sisters, four children and many grandchildren, his wife Lynn, 3 stepchildren, Cole and Marci McCrea, Lance McCrea, Debi and George Cryblskey and their families who have helped with John's care to the end. Many thanks to Hospice, Dr. Markle and staff. There will be no service and the family request no flowers.


ID: I1

Name: Carrol Dean 'Mac' McCrea

Given Name: Carrol Dean 'Mac'

Surname: McCrea

_AKA: Mac

Sex: M

Birth: 10 DEC 1934 in Gooding, ID

Death: 18 JAN 2000 in Pocatello, Bannock Co, ID of "extended illness"

DSCR: had become blind in 1967, for unspecified reason

Note:

Comment: It is odd that the obit details his children, but not anything about marriage or wife.

Obituary in Idaho State Journal (Pocatello, ID) of Jan 20, 2000:

Carrol Dean 'Mac" McCrea
"POCATELLO -- Carrol Dean McCrea, known to all as "Mac," died in peace at his home in Pocatello January 18, 2000 after an extended illness.

He was born in Gooding, Idaho December 10, 1934 to Melvin and Opal, who worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. Those two ribbons of steel and more, particularly the wooden poles strung with wires running beside them, would dictate most of his life.

He began schooling in Gooding, Idaho, and as the railroad moved the family he attended a one-room school in Delaplain, Nevada, which was only a few miles from modern Jackpot, [and] was home to only about six families, but had lots of Jackrabbits.

During the years there Carrol burnt the barrel out of his Winchester .22 and enjoyed a young boy's paradise, learning to love hunting and fishing. On many occasions Carrol heard his name called to come and shoot the rattlesnakes that had crawled into the outhouse. But maybe the highlight of Delaplain life was his pet bobcat that finally tore up so many dogs that he let him loose.

Because Delaplain had only eight grades of school he moved to Filer [Idaho] to stay with his Aunt Marie to attend high school. Later the family moved to Bellevue, Idaho, where he graduated from high school. Carrol started working for the UPRR right out of school, and worked as a signal maintainer across Idaho, with several years in Kemmerer, Wyoming. during the 14 years of UPRR service his two sons, Russell and Wally, were born.

After the loss of his sight in 1967, he lived in Boise at the Blind Commission and later in Arkansas and Idaho Falls, where he completed training for the blind, graduating from Culinary Arts School in Idaho Falls. Eventually he settled in Pocatello, his favorite haunt. The highlight of his days were his walks downtown to socialize with his many friends and acquaintances. During the last four years of his life his youngest son, Wally, dutifully cared for him in their joint home.

Carrol was preceded in death by his Parents, Melvin H. "Mac" and Opal L. McCrea. He is survived by his two sons, Russel and wife Cathy McCrea of Meridian, Wally McCrea of Pocatello; his sister, Dotty and husband Hal Mulligan of Boise; and several grandchildren and nephews."
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Per his daughter-in-law Cathy Sue (Kling) McCrea: Carrol lost his eyesight as the result of a gunshot wound. DACrea 1-23-2000.

Father: Melvin H. 'Mac' McCrea b: 1 APR 1909 in Henley or Sapps River, NB
Mother: Opal Lorraine Dearing b: 29 JAN 1914 in Montrose, CO

ID: I14

Name: Opal Loraine Dearing

Sex: F

Birth: 29 JAN 1914 in Montrose Co., Colorado

Death: 22 OCT 1983 in Idaho

Note:

Opal's dates of birth and of death and the name and birthdate and birthplace of her husband came from the Rootsweb.com site of David A. Crea (dacrea@ida.net) entitled "Idaho McCrea Subset." The latter's ancestors are there was well.

15 & 16 January, 1920 Idaho, Twin Falls Census, P. 52A:
Charles Dearing, Head of Household, 34, b IN to parents both b IN, ditch rider for a canal company;
Clara Dearing, 35, b NE to parents both b OH;
Orville Wade Dearing, son, 14, b CO;
Opal Loraine Dearing, daughter, 5, b CO;
Marie Coon, niece, 17, b CO to father b OH and mother b IN;
J. E. Murray, father-in-law, 72, widower, b OH to father b OH and mother b VA.

Social Security Death Index Record
about Opal McCrea
Name: Opal McCrea
SSN: 728-01-7555
Born: 29 Jan 1914
Last Benefit: 83313 Bellevue, Blaine, Idaho, United States of America
Died: Oct 1983
State (Year) SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951 )

Father: Charles Dearing b: 7 FEB 1885 in Indiana
Mother: Clara Murray b: 26 FEB 1884 in Nebraska

Marriage 1 Melvin H. McCrea b: 1 APRIL 1909 in Henley or Sapps River, New Brunswick

Daniel Jay McCrea died August 4, 2009, in Boise, ID. Dorothy Mulligan. Dorothy McCrea (born August 17, 1943) married Harold F. "Hal" Mulligan (born December 15, 1940).


Nayoma (Butler) (McCrea) Bird died July 18, 2014, in Rupert, Minidoka Co., ID, at age 91. Buried in Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery, Rupert, Minidoka Co., ID.


Twin Falls Times-News, Twin Falls, ID, July 21, 2014

   

RUPERT - Our beloved mother and grandmother returned to her Heavenly Father and reunited with her loving family on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Rupert, Idaho. She passed with grace and dignity surrounded by her family. Nayoma Butler Bird was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Gooding, Idaho, the third child to Thelma Petersen and Kenion Taylor Butler. She loved her childhood home in Chinook, Mont. Her family returned to Idaho, where Nayoma graduated from Gooding High School. She married Myron McRea in 1942, and together they had a daughter, Myrna. They later divorced. Nayoma worked as an x-ray technician Saint Alphonsus in Boise. On July 19, 1949, Nayoma married Blaine Devon Bird in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They added four more daughters to the family, Jeanette, Linda, Colleen and Aletha, raising five daughters together. Blaine worked for Idaho Power, and the family moved from Gooding to Oakley and then to Twin Falls. They finally settled in Rupert on a 40-acre farm in 1964. Nayoma was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1982, she served a mission in New Hampshire where she made many treasured friends. Throughout her life, Nayoma served in all of the auxiliaries of the church. Nayoma had a deep love for nature and the outdoors, which began on her family ranch in Montana. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding horses with her family and friends in the mountains. An avid gardener, Nayoma raised a bountiful garden for years, which she shared with many. Her family especially enjoyed her roses, green beans and raspberries. She loved spending her Saturday mornings going to yard sales. She enjoyed making Levi quilts for all her grandchildren and playing card games with family and friends. Her greatest passion was documenting her posterity’s lives through photography and scrapbooking. Nayoma is survived by her brother, Dale Butler of Gooding, Idaho; her daughters, Myrna (Randy) Bradley of Clinton,Wash., Jeantte (Ed) McReynolds of Taylorsville, Utah, Linda (Dennis) Heiner of Paul, Idaho, Colleen (Gary) Hansen of Rupert, Idaho, and Aletha (Richard) Cotten of Rupert, Idaho; 22 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings Cleo Simon, K. Dwain Butler, Milton Butler and Larry Butler; her husband, Blaine; and her granddaughter, Laurie Anne Hansen. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, at the Heyburn LDS 1st Ward Chapel, 530 Villa Drive in Heyburn, with Bishop Brock Mitchell conducting. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Hansen Mortuary and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. The services will conclude with burial in the Rupert Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.


 

 

Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, WA) - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

 

LYNN RAE HOUDASHELDT

Lynn Rae Houdasheldt, born August 31, 1938, in Brainerd Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday April 23, 2014, at Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick with family and friends by her side.

She was a long time resident of the Tri-Cities, loved by all who knew her and known for her extraordinary kindness to others.

She is survived by her daughter Deborah Ann Cryblskey and husband George, her son Lance William McCrea, and son Cole Allen McCrea and wife Marci; nine grandchildren: Breanne, Megan, Courtney, Hailey, Cody, Chelsey, Kelli, Michael, and Jonathan; and six great-grandchildren.

There will be an informal Celebration of her Life on Thursday May 1st at the American Legion Post #34 located at 1027 W. Sylvester Street in Pasco at 3:00 p.m., but all are welcome any time thereafter.