Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

William “Bill” F. Schiffman

William “Bill” F. Schiffman, 63, of New Meadows, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2010, after courageously battling Multiple System Atrophy. Bill was surrounded by his loving family at St. Luke’s McCall.

Memorial services will be held at the United Methodist Church at 201 N. Heigho in New Meadows at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Heikkila Funeral Chapel, McCall.

Bill was born in Walla Walla, Wash., on December 20, 1947, to William and Mollie Schiffman. He was raised on a ranch in Touche, Wash., where he developed a love for the outdoors.

Bill was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He loved to cowboy and the cowboy ways, fly fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and many good friends. Bill was a very gentle and caring soul who will be missed terribly by all who knew him.

He graduated high school in Riggins in 1966. Bill worked for the Forest Service during summers while attending five years of college at Boise Junior College, now Boise State University. He majored in geology.

Bill and Sandy lived and raised their children in Kuna, then moved to Nampa before retiring and moving to New Meadows to live in the mountains he loved.

Bill retired from Consolidated Freightways after 30 years. During retirement, he and his wife opened an antique store and espresso shop where he enjoyed meeting people and making many new friends. Some of his friends in New Meadows viewed their shop as the hub of New Meadows’ community spirit and social life.

The family would like to thank all their friends for their support while he battled MSA. Their support is greatly appreciated. The family would also like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s Hospice Care in McCall for their attentive care.

Bill is survived by Sandy, his wife of 41 years (New Meadows); his son and daughter, Justin Schiffman (Nampa) and Mollie Schiffman (Austin, Texas); sister, Betty Upp and her husband, Dwayne; sister, Judy Blakely and her husband, Glenn; sister-in-law, Candace Laidlaw and her husband, Scott; nephews (and nephews by marriage), Kenny and David Upp, Matt and Todd Fowler, Oliver and Ted Sielaff and Pete Krause; nieces (and nieces by marriage), Sara Upp, Jennifer Krause, Lynn Fowler and Karen Fowler; great nieces and nephews, Maddie Upp, Natasha and Adam Krause; and many wonderful friends.

Donations may be made to the St. Luke’s Hospice Care at 1000 State St., McCall, ID 83638.

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