Idaho County Free Press

Thursday, October 13, 1949



  WILLIAM H. SPENCER, 62, passed away suddenly at his farm home in the Fenn area, Friday night, as the result of heart disease. He had been in ailing health for several years and his death did not come as a surprise to his family.

  Mr. Spencer was born January 2, 1887, at Pomeroy, Washington, and came to this area with his parents when a boy of six. He attended school in  Grangeville and when a young man purchased a farm near Fenn where he made his home until he retired and moved to Cottonwood in 1946. Mr. Spencer married Ola Patton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Patton at Grangeville, January 17, 1925. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Fenn and the Knights of Pythias of Cottonwood.

  He is survived by his widow and two sons, Gene and Don of Cottonwood.

  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Cottonwood Community Church with the Rev. Ray Daugherty, officiating.

  Music was furnished by members of the church choir.

  Pallbearers were Marion Weber, Herman Reuter, Gus Seubert, France Meyer, Horace Chicane and Urban Lester. Burial was in the Cottonwood Cemetery.

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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