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Clarence A. Planting, 76, of 3515 Pepperwood Dr., Boise, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1986, in a Boise hospital of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Central Assembly Christian Life Center. Revs. Roy Strayer and Haskell Yadon will officiate. Burial will follow in Cloverdale Cemetery, under direction of the Alden-Waggoner Chapel.

Mr. Planting, retired Ada County Clerk, was born Sept. 13, 1909, at his grandparents’ home in Astoria, Ore., a son of John W. and Mary Ring Planting whose home was at Helix, Ore. He attended schools in Pendleton, Ore., and graduated from Helix High School in 1928. After graduation he farmed with his father.

He was active in evangelizing among the Finnish people in the Long Valley area of Idaho during the early 1930’s. In recent years, he conducted many funerals for his longtime Finnish friends.

He moved to Boise in 1936 and attended Boise Business College. He later married Freada Fretwell on Jan 1, 1939 at Boise. He was a bookkeeper for a Boise dairy from 1939 to 1941. During World War II, he was a bookkeeper for the J. A. Terteling Construction Co. in several locations, including Oregon, South Dakota and Nebraska, then at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Following his mother’s death in 1943, he returned to Pendleton to farm with his father. In 1946 he moved to Tupelo, Miss., where he was a business manager for a theological school. He returned to Boise in 1949 where he spent the remainder of his life.

Mr. Planting worked in county government for 25 years, and was Ada County clerk for 14 of those years prior to his retirement in January of 1979. He had been a very energetic person all of his life and devoted much of his energies to Christian work. During his early years, he was active in Christian endeavor and traveled over the Northwest. He served as pastor of the Five Mile Community Church for seven years; was a former vice president of the Full Gospel Business, Boise Chapter; had served as advisor to Women’s Aglow for the past 12 years; and had served on the governor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Freada of Boise; a daughter, Sherri (Mrs. Ken) Durham of Nampa; two sons, C. Arien Planting of Boise and Greg Planting of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Louis Umbarger of Pendleton; three brothers, Earl and Irvin, both of Pendleton, and John of South San Francisco, Calif.; two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. The family suggests that memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Friends may call today from 3 to 9 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alden-Waggoner Chapel in Boise.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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