Archie Crandall

Nampa, Idaho

Archie Edward Crandall, 93, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

His funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho.

Archie was born Oct. 20, 1924 in Artesian. There were eight boys in the family, Glen, Chester, Raymond, Eugene, Wayne, Archie and Harold. John had died in infancy. Archie attended a nearby neighborhood school that was built on land granted by his great-grandfather.

He met Alice Marie Dahl in Carthage, and they were married on his 21st birthday on Oct. 20, 1945. They lived on the family farm. Their family grew by adding four children, Judy, Gary, Joyce and Greg.

They moved to Nampa, Idaho in 1952. Archie worked on the railroad for a short time before studying office machine repair. He was office manager and service technician for Kalbus Office Supply for 47 years. After the store closed, he ran the shop from home. 

He is survived by his wife, Alice; his four children, Judy (Larry) Kelley, Gary (Donna) Crandall, Joyce Jones, and Greg (Chandrina) Crandall; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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