W.f. VanCleave (1927 - 2017)

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  • "Dear Joan: You and your family are in my thoughts and..."
    - Diane Ryan
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    - Robin (Galloway) Clark
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W.F. (Van) Van Cleave
September 13th, 1927 - March 28th, 2017
Van Van Cleave, 89 years old, passed away peacefully on March 28th, 2017 at his home. Van was born September 13th, 1927 in Homer, Nebraska. He spent his growing up years in Homer, joining the U.S. Marine Corps, and being honorably discharged in 1950.
Van joined the San Diego County Sheriffs Dept in 1952 and spent twenty-five years as a law enforcement officer serving in Jacumba, Fallbrook, San Diego, Julian, Valley Center, and retiring in 1977. In 1978, Van and his wife Joan "picked up stakes" and retired to McCall, Idaho where they spent seventeen wonderful years enjoying the community, the beautiful mountains, snowmobiling, and living the retirement dream.
Ill health contributed to their move to Melba, Idaho in 1994 and finally to Nampa in 2002, where he, Joan, and their family have enjoyed joyous times together. Van is survived by his; wife, Joan, sons Ron (Connie) and Don (Kris), daughter Cathi Roberts, grandsons, Kyle (Ellen) and Kelly (Lindsey), and great grandson Owen. There will be a great grand-daughter in August.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate Van's life will beheld Saturday, April 8th, 1pm at Southside Blvd United Methodist Church located at 5420 Southside Blvd, Nampa, Idaho 83686.


Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 2, 2017