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Peter Joseph McCabe

October 15, 1936 — February 8, 2016

Peter Joseph McCabe, 79, of Fruitland, a retired seed field man and farmer passed away Monday February 8, 2016 at home with his family at his side. Vigil services will be at 7:00 PM Thursday February 11, 2016 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Fruitland. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Friday February 12, 2016 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Fruitland. Father Calvin Blankinship will officiate. Interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery in New Plymouth. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland. Condolences may be made to Peters' family at

Pete was born at home October 15, 1936 at Payette, Idaho to Peter and Bertha Wiles McCabe. His father Peter was an Irish immigrant who came to Oregon in 1904. Pete was the youngest of nine children and attended all 12 years of public school in Fruitland. He graduated from high school in 1955 and attended St. Martin's College at Lacey, WA from 1955 - 1959, where he received a degree in accounting and general business. Pete joined the Idaho Air National Guard in 1960 and served until he was honorably discharged in 1966.

Pete married the love of his life, Beverly (Lingelbach) (Garner) on June 5, 1982, and became the loving step father of 4 beautiful young ladies, Judy, Cindy, Patricia and Kathleen.

Pete worked for Payette County, and as a field man for FMC, Musser, Haney's, Roger's Brothers, and Tamura Brothers. He also worked for Wood Grain Molding four years and retired to the Fruitland farm in 2000 when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He survived leukemia and became focused on his family, church, tending to chores on the farm, including trapping gophers and managing the irrigation on the farm.
Pete was active in his church and community and will be truly missed. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, New Plymouth, then Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Fruitland and served in the men's group, Holy Name Society an Parish Council. He was also a member of the Ontario Elk's Lodge and enjoyed volunteering for tax aid with AARP.

Pete was a loving husband, stepfather and step grandfather, uncle and brother. He loved life, meeting people, participating in family events, working the farm, and supporting his church. He loved traveling, meeting new friends, reading, fishing, working, and camping. Pete enjoyed football and especially cheered for Notre Dame whether they were playing or not! He was proud of his Irish heritage and even took a trip to Ireland. Pete was especially close to his twin brother, Paul, who was born 20 minutes before Pete!

Survivors include his wife, Beverly, of Fruitland; two step daughters and sons in law, Cindy and husband Andre Tyson of Bothell, WA and Patty and husband Bruce Pook of Kennewick, WA, and sons in law David Clason of Fruitland and Jeff Stoffer of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Ryan Sleight (Patty), Renee Rentie (J), Danielle and Jordan Pook, D'Marques and Cameron Tyson, Candice Haines (Jen), Sam and Valerie Stoffer; brother, Paul, of Fruitland and sister, Julia S. Murray, of Las Vegas, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mary Platz, five brothers - Jim, Pat, John, Francis and Chris; step daughters Kate Stoffer and Judy Clason.

Pete lived life to the fullest, valued his family and friends, and was proud of the accomplishments of his whole family.

Memorials may be made to the Corpus Christi Building Fund, care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.

Service Details.


When: Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Location: Funeral Home

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