Dan (Lamar) Craig

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Dan (Lamar) Craig
September 5, 1923 - March 24, 2015
Early in the morning, on March 24th, Dan Lamar Craig quietly and gently passed into heaven.
Dan was born on September 5, 1923 in Alton, Illinois to Edward and Irene Craig. He was very close to his four siblings; Calvin, Edward, and John. All 4 children are now reunited in heaven.
Dan met his best friend and love, Georgia (Bacus) in 1949. The handsome, dapper young man swept her off her feet. They fondly remember celebrating the 4th of July on their first date. Dan and Georgia were married one year later in Alton, and were blessed in perfect succession by three beautiful daughters. Having fallen in love with the area while in service to his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 - 1946. Dan moved his young family to San Diego, California in 1955. In 1981, Dan and Georgia moved to Nampa, Idaho to spend their retirement years near their children and grandchildren.
Dan was a strong man with passionately held beliefs. He leaves a legacy of a family who love each other fiercely. His daughters remember pony rides on Daddy's back, special presents brought home after business trips, and magical Christmas visits to Balboa Park. His grandchildren remember hand-in-hand walks, feeding horses, story books on Grandpa's lap, and wintergreen mints passed silently during church.
He is remembered by his wife Georgia, their daughters and sons-in-law, Marla (Tom) Wheeler and Debbie (Ted) Wheeler, their youngest daughter, Cheri (Don) Brown, who passed before him in late 2014, his 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous brother- and sister-in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to thank United Hospice for their excellent and loving care. Emily and Dave especially helped carry us all through a difficult time.
A Funeral Service to honor and celebrate Dan's life will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at 10:00 a.m. at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. S., Nampa, ID 83651 - 442-8171 with military honors by personnel from the US Marine Corps. Burial will follow at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise at 2:00 PM. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hands of Hope Northwest, Inc. 1201 S. Powerline Rd. Nampa, Idaho 83686. www.handsofhopenw.org (Hands of Hope collects medical equipment and supplies and makes them available to hospitals and clinics in developing countries.)

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 29, 2015
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