About Grover Cleveland Kifer
KIFER, GROVER CLEVELAND -- A pioneer resident of Canyon since 1908, Grover Cleveland Kifer, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 1966, at the age of 80 years. He was born on June 25, 1886 in Sligo, Penn., U.S.A., and was married at the Canyon United Church on June 3, 1931, to Emma K. Samuelson.Educated at his birthplace, he was employed there until moving to Logan, Mich., in 1901. In 1908 he and his father and brothers, Robert and James and sisters, Ruth and Lela came to Canyon to reside. He worked in logging here, being in the employ of C. O. Rogers, with the CPR at Yahk and Canal Flat as a bookkeeper for the Tie & Timber branch, then with Huscrofts until 1939. He found employment with Burns and Farstad at Wynndel, remaining with this firm until 1943. In 1916 he joined the Canadian army and served in World War I. He had remained on the farm in Canyon continuously until his illness set in September 26, 1966. Besides his military service in World War I, he had been a member of the Canyon Waterworks, Canyon Park Board and was an ardent hunter and fisherman. He was predeceased by a sister, Nellie Holquist in 1962 at Kane, Penn. Surviving besides his sorrowing widow Emma at Canyon, are a son, Dennis Kifer of Spokane, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Ila) Nearing of Creston, and Mrs. R. (Doris) Longmuir of Edmonton, Alberta; brothers, Robert Kifer of Los Angeles, Calif;, James of Flint, Mich., and Donald in Hawaii; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Sherman of Russell, Penn., Mrs. Gordon (Ruth) Langdon of Standish, Mich;, and Mrs. Roy (Lela) Meierdirk of Chicago, Ill., and five grandchildren. Funeral service was on Monday, October 10 at 2 P. M. from the Canyon United Church with Rev. F. Cline officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Messrs. R. Gardner, H. Starling, W. Johnson, Frank Simister, Dick Stace-Smith and K. Nearing.
Submitted by Paul Kifer.