Darwin Perdue

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Darwin D Perdue
November 21, 1940 - April 21, 2015
Darwin D Perdue, 74, of Nampa, Idaho passed away on April 21, 2015 and now is in the hands of the Lord.
Darwin was born in Newell, South Dakota on November 21, 1940. He was the 12th of 13 children born to John and Katie Perdue. A graduate of Pilot Rock High School in Oregon, he continued his education attending Treasure Valley Community College.
Darwin joined the Army National Guard in 1961, and went active Army in August of 1966 as a microwave radio repairman in the 379th Signal Battalion in Thailand. Darwin served during the Vietnam War earning among others the National Defense Survival, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign medals. He was honorably discharged following eight years of service to his country.
Darwin was hired by the Amalgamated Sugar Company in Nampa, Idaho as a sweeper. During his 27 years of employment he worked his way up through various positions retiring as the plant Master Mechanic, highly respected by his peers and all who worked with him.
Darwin's love of woodworking and carpentry was evident in his tireless pursuit of projects, helping friends and family with everything from custom furniture and restoration, to the construction of homes and barns. When he wasn't helping others with their projects he loved working with his horses and took every opportunity to learn and discuss the intricacies of horsemanship.
Although known for his craftsmanship and work ethic, what endeared him to those who worked with him and loved him was his integrity, his unfailing service to others and his honesty. He was steady, strong, reliable and larger than life. His character was exemplary and admired by all who crossed his path, especially his family.
Darwin is survived by his wife, Joan E (Godfrey) Perdue, children, Elizabeth (Steve) Daer, Shayne (Crystal) Perdue, Robert (Sarah) Perdue, Vivian (Ben) Brandt, Theresa Hensley, brother Mickey (Teresa) Perdue, sisters Bonnie Arris, Norma Wells, Jackie (Jerry) Kysar, and multiple grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, John and Katie, seven brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 28th at Bowman Funeral Home, 10254 W. Carlton Bay, Garden City, with a viewing at 11:00 and service at 12:30. Burial to follow at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, N. Horseshoe Bend Rd, Garden City at 2:00.


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10254 W Carlton Bay Dr
Garden City, ID 83714
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 26, 2015
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