Robert True

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Robert Terrell True
October 19, 1919 - November 27, 2015
Jesus called our dad, Robert Terrell True home on November 27, 2015. He was 96 years old.
Dad was born in Bentonville, Arkansas October 19, 1919 to Thomas Alva and Minnie Bagby True. At age five he traveled with his parents across the Rocky Mountains to Southern Idaho, then over to Washington and finally ended up back in Idaho in the small farm community of Sunnyslope. It was there, working on his parents' farm that he developed a fascination with machinery, its maintenance and use in agriculture.
Dad attended elementary school at Sunnyslope School, then attended and graduated from Caldwell High School where he set up a private bus service for fellow students needing a ride to school. This forged for dad, friendships that would last a lifetime. Upon graduation he was lauded "ready when others are not." This trait would serve him well in the war torn years to come.
A passionate patriot, Robert True entered the service in 1942, one year after Pearl Harbor, and served his country for four long years. Our "country boy" bravely journeyed with numerous other young men from all walks of life over two separate continents, living spartan but never complaining. He took great pride in serving his country and humbly kept stored in a cardboard box, the medals and memorabilia he so courageously brought back from the war.
After his safe return, "Bob" successfully completed his Bachelor's Degree in Ag. Chemistry as a University of Idaho Vandal. Diploma in hand, he returned to till the beloved family farm until retirement in the l985. True Lane, north of Lizard Butte was named after our family-pioneers in Sunnyslope agriculture.
July 4, 1953, dad married Mary Alice Norris. In 1957, a son, Bruce Norris was born and in 1960, a daughter, Helen Elizabeth was born. Despite the usual conflicts that sometimes accompany a marriage, Robert and Mary left us kids no doubt that we were loved and for the most part, ours was a home FULL of love. We lived simply and that was okay. In later years, mom's health declined but daddy was able to keep her in the beloved little Sunnyslope house, until her death. After mom's passing, Bob moved to the small town of Wilder so that he could be closer to daughter, Helen.
Bob is survived by his son Bruce and wife Chris True of Canby, Oregon, daughter Helen and husband Duane Noe of Parma, Idaho, grandchildren Angelica True of Canby, Oregon, Jenette Noe of Wilder, Idaho, Graham and Irma Noe along with great grandsons Miles and Connor Noe of Caldwell, Idaho.
Dad, Robert Terrell, "Ted", "Bob", we sure miss you. We miss your uncanny ability to fix anything with nothing, your silly side (that you usually only let us see) and most of all, your unconditional love.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 4, 2015 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 27 E. Owyhee in Homedale, Idaho with burial to follow at Wilder Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday December 3, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the chapel.

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Flahiff Funeral Chapels Inc
27 E Owyhee Ave
Homedale, ID 83628
(208) 337-3252
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Dec. 2, 2015