Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Brent Linder



Idaho Press-Tribune

December 27, 1999

Richard Linder

            Richard H. Linder, 77, lost his courageous battle with cancer December 22, 1999, at the Mercy Hospice House in Nampa with his loving wife at his side. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

            Richard was born February 19, 1922, in Wilder, Idaho, to John Arthur and Zona Grey Linder. He was reared and educated in Wilder graduating from high school there in 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 after his brother, John, was captured on Wake Island. He served in the Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged in 1946.

            Richard Married Marjorie M. Randolph March 1, 1946, in Winnemucca, Nevada, and together they raised three sons. He farmed in the Ridgeview area near Adrian, Oregon, and did land-leveling work with his brother, John. Richard became employed by Simplot Soilbuilders in Homedale and was later transferred to Wilder and then to Weiser where he retired after 35 years with the company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time at his cabin in Donnelly. Richard loved his grandchildren and always treated his daughters-in-law like his own, but the love of his life was his devoted wife of over 53 years, Marj.

            In addition to his wife, Marj, he is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Brent of Camano Island, Washington, Steve and Rayme of Homedale and Chris and Judy of Boise; four grandsons, Dusty, Rod, Richard and Mathew; one granddaughter, Chelsea; a great-grandson, Kade; his sister, Helen Sproul of Pinehurst; a sister-in-law, Alice Linder of Meridian and numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Della, and two brothers, Tom and John.

            “We love you Grandpa and we will miss you, but we know you’re in a better place, hopefully catching your limit.”

            The family would like to give a special thanks to all the caring people at the Mercy Hospice House and memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice House, 1512 12th Ave. Rd., Nampa, ID 83686.


Owyhee Avalanche

December 14, 2005

            Marjorie M. Linder

            Marjorie M. Linder, 85 of Caldwell passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at a local care facility. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 9 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell with Rev. John Mars of the Caldwell United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.

            Marjorie was born in Caldwell, Idaho, on August 15, 1920 to George and Hazel Randolph. Marjorie attended school in Huston and Caldwell, graduating from Caldwell High School in 1938.

            After high school, Marjorie met the love of her life, Richard Linder, but had to wait until 1946 to be married. While waiting for Richard to return home from serving his country during WWII, Marjorie worked as a telephone operator in Marsing and Wilder. After Richard returned he and Marjorie were finally married on March 1, 1946 at Winnemucca, Nevada. Together they raised three sons.

            The newly married couple lived in Donnelly, where Richard worked as a mechanic, then farmed in the Ridgeview area near Adrian, Oregon. Richard then began a career with the J.R. Simplot Company that took the couple to Homedale and Weiser for the next 35 years.

            Marjorie was an outstanding bowler, sports fan, baseball fanatic and loved to play pinochle with friends. As the couple approached retirement, Richard reflected on their wonderful marriage and together they decided to build a cabin for Marjorie and himself in Donnelly, because as he said, “that’s where we started our marriage and that was where we truly loved to be”.

            As a mother-in-law, Marjorie, who had raised three sons, her only advice to her daughters-in-law was “don’t ever learn to clean a fish or a pheasant, because if her sons brought it home it was their responsibility to take care of it”.

            Marjorie loved her sons and always treated her daughters-in-law as her own. Her 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren were the light of her life.

            Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years. She is survived by her sons, Brent, Steve (Rayme) and Chris Linder; grandsons, Dustin (Heather), Rod (Brooke), Richard and Mathew; a granddaughter; Chelsea and 2 great-grand children Kade and Avery.

            Marjorie’s wish, in lieu of flowers, was that donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4355 W. Emerald, Boise, ID 83706.