Walter Raymond 'Bill' Dickerson

Walter Raymond “Bill” Dickerson of Nampa, Idaho, was a native Idahoan, born in Weiser in 1934 and was raised on the family farm.
 He graduated from Weiser High School in 1953 and was active in football, swimming, track and shenanigans.
 After high school he worked in construction for Morrison-Knudsen on the Brownlee Dam and married Kay Kauffman Dickerson in Evergreen, Colo., in 1960.  
 They settled in Boise where he worked for General Tire prior to moving to Elko, Nev., in 1964.  
 He worked at Carlin Gold Mine until their return to Idaho in 1972.  
 As a diesel mechanic, he worked for Kenworth and Caterpillar, ultimately owning Bill’s PM Service.
 He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Nampa and for 16 years was a volunteer for Mercy Medical Center/Saint Alphonsus Hospitals as a driver for their community Nampa Express service.  
 In 2009, Nampa honored him as Citizen of the Year.
 He enjoyed his grandkids, golfing, camping, fishing, a good game of cards, his backyard swimming pool and Dickerson/Galloway family reunions in McCall, Idaho.
 He was preceded in death by wife Kay Dickerson in 2007, parents Walter “Bill” and Velma Dickerson and brother Roy.
 He is survived by daughter Tresa “Terri” Dickerson of Boise, son David (Mindi) Dickerson of Nampa, grandchildren Katherine “Katie”, Dylan and Levi and beloved great-granddaughter Josie, his brother Richard (Melba) Dickerson of Fruitland, multiple nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 Graveside services will be held at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser on Dec. 12 (following social distancing protocol) at 2 p.m.
 A celebration of life will be scheduled in the future.
 In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Saint Alphonsus to support the Nampa (aka Mercy) Express Van Service in memory of Bill Dickerson. On-line at
(please select Mercy Express Van). Checks may be sent to: Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Foundation, c/o Nampa Express Van Program, 4300 E. Flamingo Road, Nampa, ID 83687


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