Roland Biswell

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Roland Mordie Biswell, 72, of Boise, formerly of Hammett and Mountain Home, died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise.

A viewing was held Monday, March 24, at Summers Funeral Homes, Boise. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 25, at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

Roland was the sixth of seven children born to Mordie and Gladys (Bryant) Biswell in Hammett, He was born Nov. 5, 1935. He attended school and graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1954.

Roland entered the Army in 1958 and was discharged in 1960.

He met his wife, Alice Heffron, while at Fort Ord, Calif., and they were married in 1959.

His main occupation in his life was as a truck driver and he drove over a million miles for Guisasola, Bradley Trucking, Ore-Ida and Empire Transport. After retirement he spent a couple of years fishing in bass tournaments "and loved every minute of it," his family said.

Roland is survived by: his wife, Alice; his parents; brothers, Manley, Bob, Bill and Thomas; sisters Fay and Iris; and several nieces and nephews.