He was born Dec. 28, 1913, the oldest of eight children born to Able Netting Nye and Roby Lee Gray Nye.
He enlisted in the U. S. Army on Jan. 10, 1941, and was assigned to the 157th Infantry, serving in Germany, Africa and France and was involved at The Battle of the Bulge and the landing at Anzio, Italy. He received the WWII Victory Medal, Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman's Badge. On Jan. 25, 1945, he was honorably discharged at Fort Logan, Colo.
After his discharge he remained in Colorado and did some ranching, farming and mining work in the Battle Mountain, Gilman and Eagle, Colo., areas before coming to Idaho in 1948.
He married Betty Josephine Stokesberry, on March 11, 1949, in Mountain Home.
Nye worked for the City of Mountain Home, the Motor Vu drive-in theater, and at Mountain Home Air Force Base in the water plant for many years until he was forced to retire early because of health reasons. He moved to Boise in 1980.
He is survived by: his former wife, Betty Josephine Stokesberry Nye; his daughter, Helen Louise Nye Murakami Piippo; his son, Oscar Mirl Nye, Jr; his youngest brother, Alvan and sister in-laws Eunice and Mert Nye; seven grandchildren and eight great-grand- children
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Lawrence, Alva, Lauren, Ora, Nora and Margaret.
Arrangements are under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise.