Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Judy Keck



Idaho Statesman

May 27, 2001

            Delmer Clyde Keck

            Delmer Clyde Keck, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at a Boise hospital.

            A funeral service to celebrate Delmer's life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. S., Nampa. Graveside with military honors will follow at Kohlerlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Wheeler of the SW Christian Church will officiate. There will be a time of visitation Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel.

            Delmer was born Jan. 19, 1917, at Nyssa, Ore., to Abdul and Flora Keck. Delmer was raised in the Nyssa area and graduated from Nyssa High School. He married the love of his life Mildred on Dec. 13, 1941. He attended college in Oregon, but his college career was interrupted by World War II. He served in the European campaign, was wounded, captured and spent 18 months in a Poland prisoner of war camp. After returning from the service he farmed in the Central Cove area for 12 years. Delmer then finished his degree and graduated from C of I, now Albertson College. He taught math and science at Notus High School for 18 years.

            Delmer loved fishing and camping and times spent with his family. There was no better husband, father, grandfather, and brother. His life was a testament to his courage, faith, and unfailing love of God, family, and his country.

            Delmer was preceded in death by three brothers, Sherman, Dennis and Dallas Keck; and one sister, Elsie Robertson.

            He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years; two daughters, Norma Baldridge and Judy Baimbridge; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five brothers, Willard, Wilson, Houston, Ray and Ted Keck; and one sister, Rosie Goff.

            The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Boise DAV, 500 W. Fort St., Boise 83702. Boise Christian Retirement Home, 3223 N 26th St., Boise 83709; Christian Children's Ranch, 2423 W. Duck Alley, Eagle 83616; or to Hospice, 100 E. Idaho, Boise 83702.


Idaho Statesman

September 13, 2006

            Mildred Keck

            Mildred Keck, 85, of Nampa, passed to the Lord Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 of natural causes at Trinity Holly; Nampa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, with Bruce Wheeler of New Beginnings Christian Church, Kuna officiating. Burial will follow at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa.

            Mildred was born Dec. 26, 1920 in Bloomfield, Mo. to Harvey and Laura Helderman. As a child she and her family moved to Idaho. Mildred graduated from Albion Normal with a two year teaching degree. She taught on a provisional license until her marriage to Delmer Keck, Dec. 13, 1941. On January 10, 1944 a daughter, Norma was born. Delmer served during WW II and was a prisoner of war for 20 months. Mildred lived through the devastating news that Delmer was missing in action. After six months she was informed he was a POW in Poland. After his miraculous return in 1946, they farmed in Kuna. On March 25, 1947 they were blessed with another daughter, Judy. They later farmed in Central Cove area until 1958. Both Mildred and Delmer resumed their college careers, graduating from the College of Idaho with teaching certificates. Thereafter they both taught at Notus until retirement.

            They had many years of happy retirement while enjoying fishing, camping, gardening, and long walks together. On May 23, 2001 the Lord called Delmer home.

            Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband Delmer; brothers Cecil, Jake, Tommy and James Helderman; and sisters Lottie and Tavie.

            She is survived by daughters Norma Baldridge, Hayden Lake, and Judy Baimbridge, Middleton; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Mildred was a wonderful and thoughtful mother and wife. She taught us to love our family and the Lord. She was a devoted wife for almost 60 years. Their love was an inspiration to all who knew them.

            We will miss her wisdom, her selflessness, her chocolate chip cookies and homemade bread.

            God has gathered another rose for his garden. See you soon Mom!

            We wish to express our gratitude to Dr. Schlickman and the care-givers of Holly Nursing Home.

            In Lieu of flowers mom wished to help the Boise Christian Retirement Home. Donations may be sent to 3223 N. 36th Boise, Idaho 83703.