Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Alice Radcliffe



Idaho Statesman

December 26, 1991

            Cyril W. “Cy” Radcliffe

            Cyril W. “Cy” Radcliffe, 76, of Boise, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1991, in a Boise hospital.

            Private inurnment will be held at Cloverdale Cemetery. Public memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the First United Methodist Church, Boise. Arrangements are under direction of Alden-Waggoner Chapel, Boise.

            Mr. Radcliffe was born March 20, 1915, at Lewis, Kan. He began his schooling in Cresco, Iowa, and graduated from high school in Ankeny, Iowa, in 1933. After graduating from Iowa State University in 1938, he worked in the business office of the Des Moines Register-Tribune newspaper. He married Lillian M. Feucht on Aug. 22, 1940, at Sterling, Colo.

            During World War II, Mr. Radcliffe served in the U.S. Army, where he graduated first in his class from the Pawling Cryptography School in New York. He was selected as one of five Americans to travel to Oxford, England, to learn the British code and ciphers. He was the only American to graduate with honors. Before he was discharged from the Army, he served as a counselor to hearing impaired veterans.

            After the war, Mr. Radcliffe became the co-owner of a John Deere dealership in Illinois. In 1948, he began the John Deere dealership in Homedale, Idaho, which he operated for 12 years. During that time, he was active in representing small business, including testifying before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives regarding National Labor Relations Board issues. He became a Knife and Fork Club speaker, traveling throughout the “Iron Curtain” countries and speaking throughout the United States.

            In 1959, he and his family moved to Boise, where he was a stockbroker until retiring ten years ago from Thompson-McKinnon as a territorial manager.

            In addition to being a wonderful husband and father, Cy was a coach for the Idaho Boy Scouts who participated in the Reader’s Digest National Speech Contest. The boys Cy coached placed second and third in the nationals. He was an organizer of the Crime Stoppers program. Cy was an avid golfer, winning many local tournaments. His tips for playing golf were sought after by both beginners and experts.

            He was active in Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow.

            Survivors include his wife, Lillian of Boise; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Doug Formo of Boise, and Alice and Michael Greene of Lake Oswego, Ore.; two sons, William Radcliffe of Seattle, and John Radcliffe of Chicago; four grandchildren, Sarah and Brian Formo, and Amy and Adam Greene; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be made to the Boise Rotary Foundation for the Rotary House, P.O. Box 1636, Boise 83701; or to a favorite charity.


Idaho Statesman

September 27, 2001

            Lillian M. Radcliffe

            Lillian M. Radcliffe passed away peacefully at her home in Lake Oswego, Ore., on September 23, 2001. She was 88 years old.

            Born Lillian M. Feucht in Sterling, Colo., on April 16, 1913, she was an only child and grew up on the family farm, where she was her father’s “right hand man.” He taught her to ride and drive a team of horses as well as operate the farm’s machinery.

            After graduating from Sterling High School, Lillian attended Colorado State University for two years before transferring to Iowa State University, where she graduated with a B.S. degree in Dietetics in 1935. It was while attending Iowa State that Lillian met her future husband, Cy Radcliffe.

            Lillian and Cy were married on August 22, 1940 and made their first home in Des Moines, Iowa. She worked as a dietitian at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines while husband Cy served with the Army’s Eighth Air Force in England during World War II.

            In 1948, Lillian and Cy moved their family to Homedale, Idaho, where Cy and his partner and brother-in-law Wilbur Mancke operated their new John Deere dealership. They lived in Homedale for 11 years.

            In 1959, the family moved to Boise, Idaho, where Lillian, in addition to being a housewife and mother, took up a number of other activities. She was a 4-H leader for 15 years, having 2 clubs a year, including a boys club, and later served many years as a judge at the State Fair. A member of the United Methodist Church, Lillian took an active role in her church. She was a choir mother for many years and a leader of her Bible Study group. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and Good Neighbor Program. Lillian was the first woman to have her own cooking school on TV while on the Bonnie Wallis Show in the 1950’s. Lillian was a charter member of the chapter BN and remained active in PEO until her move to Oregon.

            Lillian also enjoyed going to new places and meeting new people. She traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and made several trips to Europe and the Caribbean. A three month trip around the world in 1965 with her son, John, was the highlight of her travel adventures.

            After Cy’s death in 1991, Lillian lived on her own for several years in Boise. In 1997, she moved to Lake Oswego, Ore., to live with her daughter, Alice Greene. By 1998 a new addition had been built onto the Greene’s home, a cozy new apartment for Lillian. It was here, surrounded by loving family and friends, pets and grandkids, that Lillian spent her final years.

            If a family is blessed, there is at least one individual who serves as a magnet, who has a gravitation pull which draws all together in love and laughter, celebration and consolation, tradition and hope and excitement about the future. She was that kind of person – one who spread her net wide and drew in, not only her family, but any and all who were in need of love, shelter or laughter. Deeply devoted to her family and friends, her church and her community, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her love, faith and sense of humor have touched and brightened so many lives along the way.

            Survivors include John and his wife Magdalena, of Breckenridge, Colo., and Bill of Federal Way, Wash., and daughters Alice and her husband Michael Greene of Lake Oswego and Sarah and Brian Formo of Hauser.

            A memorial service will be held at United First Methodist Church Cathedral of the Rockies at 10 a.m. Saturday September 29th. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Chapter BN for local projects, c/o Kathleen Skalsky, 615 Scott Street, Boise, Idaho 83705, First Methodist Church or Hospice.