Emery Ratliff

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

William Emery Ratliff, 92, formerly of Bruneau, died May 14, 2008.

Emery requested cremation and no funeral. There will be a family and friends reception at the Senior Center in Marsing, from 2-4 p.m. June 7.

Emery was born to Will and Katie Ratliff on Nov. 13, 1915, at Hot Springs/Bruneau, where he grew up and graduated from high school.

In 1938 he married the Hot Springs school teacher, Eva Mae Ashmead. They had two children who both survive, Merlin of Nampa and LaBerta of Greenleaf. Emery and Eva were divorced years later and neither ever remarried.

Emery also leaves behind a devoted son-in-law, Delbert Douty; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Dot Ratliff of Mountain City, Nev., as well as many extended family and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother Karl, and his sisters Ida and Helen.