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Aaron F. Salisbury

April 4th, 1926 - June 13th, 2012

Aaron F. Salisbury beloved Husband, Father, Grand Father and Great Grandfather returned to his Heavenly Father on 13 June, 2012. Until his death he lived at 4564 Thompson Road, Marsing, Idaho. He passed away after a short illness at the Veterans Hospital in Boise, Idaho. He was born on April 4, 1926 in Wray, Colorado, a son of Raymond Clarence Salisbury and Della (Rose) Salisbury. He grew up in Wray until the family moved to Oregon in 1937. They moved to Idaho in 1940, Where Raymond drew a Homestead south of Homedale. Aaron attended Homedale High School until enlisting in the Army Air Corps. He attended Basic training in Utah and was sent to Amarillo, Texas to train as a flight crew man. He flew on air transport planes as well as B-17 and B-24 bombers and was in the first occupational forces in Japan. He was stationed at Tachikawa Air Base until his enlistment was up. He returned to Homedale High School in 1946 to graduate. Aaron married Margaret Patricia Schlieker on August 25, 1947 at Winnemucca, Nevada. They had 5 children: Richard, Janet, Robert and twins; Patricia and Nancy. He is the Grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Samartino, 1 Grand Child and 1 Great Grand child. He farmed until 1964 at which time he went to work for Lodge Land and Livestock. He worked as a cabinet maker for Kit Manufacturing for several years. Later he worked for the South Board of Control as a ditch rider. He worked for WD Seed Company from which he retired. He enjoyed bowling and was Bowler of the Year in 1985. He was injured while working with livestock and had to have a total knee replacement. He wore out that knee in retirement and had to have a second knee replacement. He was a member of the Homedale J. Cs. and American Legion Post 32. He enjoyed family, playing Pinochle, board games and wood working. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a skilled carpenter. He made model cars, planes, toys and many pieces of furniture and display pieces. He entered the Owyhee County Fair and received 1st place for his creativity in wood working. Aaron is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Alta Dunn and Mrs. Betty Moore; brothers, James Salisbury, Raymond Salisbury and David Salisbury. The family would like to thank the Meals on Wheels and their driver Julie for the great service they provided. We would also like to thank the Idaho Veterans Hospital and their staff for the care that they provided for Aaron in his time of need. Services will be held Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00AM at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 27 East Owyhee St., Homedale, Idaho 83628, (208) 337-3252. Followed by a Graveside ceremony from 2:00PM at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise, Idaho 83714. Service Information

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