Paul Amos Bancroft

of Shoshone, Idaho
Born: July 10, 1909 in Glenns Ferry, Idaho
Died: September 14, 2013 in Shoshone, Idaho
Age: 104 years old

Shoshone, Idaho - Paul Amos Bancroft, 104, a resident of Shoshone, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013 at DeSano Place Suites in Shoshone.

Paul was born on July 10, 1909 in Glenns Ferry, Idaho to George and Myrtle Bancroft. He attended school in Wendell until the family moved to Shoshone. Paul graduated from Shoshone High School in 1929. The high school had burned down that winter, so the graduation ceremony was held in the movie theatre.

He married Ruby Marie Ritter on June 9, 1934 in Shoshone, Idaho at the Ritter Homestead north of town.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shoshone.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Wanda Bancroft, of Twin Falls, Idaho; grandchildren, Marty Sharp, Keri Mackie, Brad Stepanek, and Randy Stepanek; great-grandchildren, Anna Stepanek, Sara Stepanek, and step-great-grandson Tavish Mackie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Myrtle; siblings, Marie, George and Frank; wife, Ruby, and daughter Roberta.

The family requests memorial donations in Paul’s name be made to the First Baptist Church in Shoshone.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm, at The First Baptist Church, 205 5th Ave E. in Shoshone. Burial will follow at the Shoshone Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the obituary link at

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Terri Pendleton said on Tuesday, Sep 17 at 7:52 AM

Paul was a wonderful man with a great history to tell and he often did in the 10 years he stayed with us at DeSano Place. He was a lovely addition to our assisted living environment. He will be sorely missed.May he truly rest in peace.

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