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Page 12 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 qhe Adams County Record Obituary Continued from page 3 original town of Meadows, and "Baby" Gene in 1922 in the new town of New Meadows. Bud graduated from MV High School in 1937 and joined his Dad in the family business. "LaFay's Place" was a pool hall, barbershop, bathhouse and sometimes a restaurant. LaFay's Theatre was across the street. Here they held school ballgames, dances, elections, roller-skating, movies and anything else the town needed. In 1941, Bud married the daughter of another pioneer family, Marcia J. Wilson. WWII was raging and during this time their children, Mona and Buddy, were born. In 1944, Bud joined the Navy and was stationed in Guam until his discharge in 1946. His brother, Milt, was accidentally killed repairing electrical lines at Pearl Harbor in 1942. In 1946, Miles, their third child was born. In 1955, Marcia joined Bud in the family business until they both retired in 1993. During those pool hall years, the "Bud LaFay haircut" was well known by young and old, induding some gals if they wanted it "cut off good-- no styles:' Bud continued to cut hair in his later years in the garage out back, and the same rule applied--no styles. His boxing bag still hangs in that old garage, along with his barber clippers. His son, Miles, is the fourth generation of LaFay barbers. Bud was a boxer, trap shooter, hunter and an avid golfer. The LaFay boys grew up hunting and fishing. Salmon, elk, pheasant or anything else that moved didn't have a chance on opening day. Also, Bud and Gene were the opening round for their Dad's smokers. Bud - could still make his boxing bag sing well into his 80's. When Meadow Creek Golf Course opened, Bud found a new passion. He shot his first hole-in-one after his 80th birthday and played golf almost every day until he turned 90. When he Obituary (Tom); son, Milton"Buddy" LaFay (Viki), all of Meadows Valley; and son, Miles LaFay (Susan) of Lewiston. In addition to his children, survivors include six grandchildren; Marcy, Toni, Stacy, Jacques, Molly and Brent; seven great-grandchildren; Justin, Bailey, Thomas, Caleb, Brady, Brendan and Alyse; and twin great-great grandchildren, Trenton and Treah; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Marcia; his parents, Clarence and Fannie; his brothers, Lamoine, Milton and Eugene (Gene). The family would like to thank all who cared for Bud through the years and gave him their respect, friendship and love. A joint graveside memorial service is planned for Bud and his wife, Marcia, at the had to start riding in a Meadows Valley Cemetery cart and then was slowly coaxed to the red tees, he balked but took it in stride. It was like everything else in his life. He did what he had to do, no complaints, no regrets -- love your family and care for your friends. Bud is survived by his daughter, Mona Anderson Sept. 29 at 11:30 AM, with a dinner following at the Senior Citizens Center in New Meadows. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the MV Senior Citizens Center, Box 399 or .to the Historical Society, Box 352 both of New Meadows, Idaho 83654. Obituary March 11, 1934 -- September 16, 2012 Joe Spivey passed away on Sunday September 16th 2012 at Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Ontario Oregon. He was born March 11, 1934 in Hopewell Virginia. He enlisted in US Air force during the Korean Conflict at age 17. He met his wife Thelma "Shorty" Fields while attending arctic survival training in McCall, Idaho. Joe and Shorty had been married for 59 years. They married at the age of 19 P August 6, 1909 -- August 30, 2012 Gertrude (Brandau) McMahan. 103, went peacefully to her heavenly home. August 30, 2012. GertrUde (Brandau) McMahan born August 6, 1909 in the original farm house located near Reynolds Creek in Wilson, ID. Second oldest of 8 children to George and Minnie Brandau. Gertrude attended grades 1-8 grades at a one room school house in Wilson. Her freshman year, Gertrude, her oldest sister Louise, and one of her younger sisters Martha all attended the Weiser Institute. Gertrude also spent two summers attending Albion, and Lewiston Normal School to obtain her teaching certificate. Gertrude and 17 respectively, and they had 9 children during 7 RIVERS LIVESTOCK his 20 years of Law Enforcement. He retired at the age of 40 and spent the remainder of his life raising horses and grandchildren. He is survived by his 9 kids, Jerry, Terry, Sherry, Merry, Kerry, Cherry, Perry, Zerry and Berry; 36 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. His funeral was held on Wednesday September 19th at Saint Patrick's in Vale, OR, followed by a grave site service at Valley View Cemetery. taught at Wilson, Fruitvale, and Melba schools. Gertrude loved math. She attended Boise Jr. College to obtain skills of the "new math". While teaching in Fruit-vale. Gertrude was boarding with the Burt family. There she met her future husband Clifford McMahan. On July 26, 1932 Gertrude and Clifford were married. Their oldest daughter Inez (King) was born two years later. The following year their second daughter Shirley (Verbanac) arrived. In 1936 the family moved to Wilson to purchase an 80 acres farm from the Baileys. 1939 a third daughter was born. Clard (Bish). She was supposed to be a son as the story goes. Gertrude loved to garden and plant flowers. She enjoyed reading and quilting. In her younger years of her life she enjoyed clogging. What a wofiderful cook, baker, and candy maker. Best of all, she was a wonderful mother to her three daughters. Gertrude raised chickens for many years~ Living out in Wilson meant you would order the baby chicks. Sometimes the chicks arrived by post office in Melba and Nampa or Dunlap's in Caldwell. What fun all her grandkids and great grandkids had gathering the eggs. That was always a treat. Gertrude was very active with her community. She was a Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, 4-H Leader, Substitute Teacher, Tutor, Missionette Leader. Gertrude was proceeded by death her husband, Clifford of 50 years of marriage. Three brothers and three sisters. Gertrude's youngest sister Esther Cambron is the only living sibling. Gertrude has 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 5 at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, 15862 South Indiana Ave., Caldwell, ID. 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