Eulice "Slim" Powers

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Eulice "Slim" D. Powers
November 30, 1936 - January 5, 2015
Eulice D. "Slim" Powers, 78, of Nampa passed away early Monday morning, January 5, 2015 after a 16-year long battle with COPD. He died at home with his wife, Linda, by his side.
Slim was born on Nov. 30, 1936 in Dodson, Texas to Barnett "John" and Ruby Powers. At the age of 3, he and his family moved to Tulare, California and later settled in Los Gatos, California. He attended Los Gatos High School and enlisted in the Navy in 1954. He served time in Pearl Harbor on a Submarine Base and then was transferred to an ammunition ship, "The Chara". He was honorably discharged in November, 1957.
Slim met his wife in 1959 in San Jose, California and they were married in 1960. He was employed by Meadow Gold Creamery and Food Machinery Corp.; later he made friends with a local farrier that taught him the art of shoeing horses which he did for many years. After they moved to Nampa, he continued shoeing horses. After being "stomped" on one too many times, he switched to trimming cow-hooves, thus becoming a "Bovine Podiatrist". His hooftrimming career lasted until 1998 when his health caused him to take early retirement. For awhile, he was able to go fishing and do a few chores on his property, but the disease soon progressed to a life on the couch with the T.V. for entertainment.
Slim is survived by his wife of 54 1/2 years; his daughter, Kim (David) Foss; and grandsons, Brian, Michael and Daniel, all of Kent, Washington; his sisters, Donna (Bob) Perrins and Linda (Don) Wojtas of San Jose, California; and Shelley Tidwell Jones who adopted the Powers family as her "other" parents. He also is survived by several nieces and a nephew.
Preceeding him in death were his parents, and an older sister, Peggy Taylor of Mt. View, Arkansas.
At Slim's request, there will be no service. His ashes will be placed in a niche at the Veteran's Cemetery in Boise on Friday at 11 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel. Memories and condolences can be shared at

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 8, 2015
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