Clarence Carl Thiessen

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thurs., March 25, 1948

C. C. Thiessen, Area Pioneer, Dead At Boise

Clarence Carl Thiessen, 65, member of one of the earliest families to settle at Lewiston, died yesterday afternoon near Boise after suffering a heart attack.

Ada County Coroner Clyde E. Summers, Boise, said Thiessen was found dead at the wheel of a pickup truck he was driving toward the capital city. He apparently was able to steer the vehicle to the side of the highway before he died.

A prominent stockman, Thiessen was active in the cattle raising industry in this area until about 1920, when he went to south Idaho to continue in that business. He was manager of a cattle ranch near Meridian at the time of his death.

Born At Lewiston

Thiessen was born at Lewiston Oct. 26, 1882, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. C. Thiessen. His mother, 95, survives him and now lives at 337 St. John's way. His father was a stockman and operated a ranch in the Sweetwater area for many years.

Thiessen was educated at Lewiston grade and high school and also attended Lewiston State Normal school, now Northern Idaho College of Education, for two years. He continued his education for four more years at Bishop Scott's Military academy at Portland. The institution is now known as Hill Military academy.

After completing studies at that school he returned in Lewiston and in June of 1906 he married Ingabo Stockslager at Hailey. She was the daughter of Supreme Court Judge and Mrs. C. O. Stockslager of that city. She preceded him in death by 30 years, dying in 1917.

Thiessen was active in cattle circles at his father's ranch until 1920, when the properties were sold and he affiliated with ranch properties located in south Idaho.

He was a member of the Episcopal church.

Survivors include his mother, Lillie of Lewiston; two sons, George R. of Lewiston, and Dale G., a student at the University of Oregon at Eugene; a brother, George G. of Lewiston; and a granddaughter, Billie Jo Brice of Lewiston.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 from Vassar-Rawls chapel. The Rev. Frederick K. Belton will officiate. Burial will be at the family plot at Normal Hill cemetery. The body is resting at Vassar-Rawls funeral home.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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