S.B. Shellabarger started the first Funeral Home in Nampa in September of 1907 located on the corner of 12th Ave. South and 4th St. South (where Key Bank is currently).
On April 8, 1911, F.K. Robinson bought the Funeral Chapel from Shellabarger. In 1940, Robinson Funeral Chapel moved two blocks to the west to where we still stand today on the corner of 404 10th Ave. South. It was owned and operated by Mr. Fred Robinson until February 1946, when John and Priscilla Alsip purchased it.
The Alsips owned and operated the funeral home until it was again purchased by John Van Manen, Ken King, and George Asselin in 1979. They owned and operated the funeral chapel for 17 years, before affiliating with and joining Carriage Services in November 1996.
On October 15, 2000 Alsip Funeral Chapel and Persons Funeral Chapel (located at 12th Ave. South and 5th St. South, and owned and operated by Howard and Norine Persons), merged together to form Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel.
If you are looking for genealogical information for Nampa residents, we are your source. We hold the records to Talley, Edmunds, Walker, and Shepherd Mortuaries, along with the others listed above.
We thank you for the trust that you have placed in us. It is certainly an honor to serve you during a transition point in your family’s lives. Please feel free to call us with any questions that you may have. We are simply a phone call away. We look forward to serving the community with honesty, integrity, professionalism, and personalization for generations to come.
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