Bill J. Nauman

Bill J. NaumanBill J. Nauman, 70, passed away Jan. 8, at St. Lukes Medical Center in Boise, Idaho from complications related to cancer.
Bill was born Feb. 19, 1936 in Conrad, Mont., the oldest child of Willard and Edith Nauman.  As a youth, he was active in high school sports and gained an early reputation for his sense of humor and penchant for practical jokes.  He and his best friend, Orville Hoover, were frequent visitors of the school administrators.  Bill later attended Montana State College (now Montana State University) majoring in “rodeo”, a passion which continued throughout his life first as a contestant and later as a rodeo official and spectator.
On Sept. 20, 1958 he married Nona Brown and to this union three sons were born, Michael, Jeffrey and Patrick.  Bill and Nona began their life together on the family farm in Conrad and later in Augusta, Mont. before moving to Idaho in 1973.  Bill spent his life in agriculture, ranching and farming in addition to representing many area cattle producer’s interests through his work with livestock auctions in both, Weiser, Idaho and Vale, Ore.
Bill is survived by his wife, Nona, of  48 years; sons, Michael (Julie) of Weiser, Jeffrey (Brenda) of Blackfoot and Patrick of Portland, Ore.; sister, Mary (Gary) Murphy of La.; his mother-in-law, Josephine Brown of Weiser; grandchildren, James Michael, Matthew David, Amy Jo and Kyle Gene Nauman;  in addition to his extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Edgar Brown.
A Vigil Service will be held Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weiser, Idaho. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with interment to follow at the Mann Creek Cemetery north of Weiser. The family will meet friends Friday evening from 6 p.m. until vigil service and Sat. one hour prior to funeral service.
In lieu of lowers, donations may be made to the Idaho Cowboys Association Crisis Fund in Bill’s honor.
Thomason Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be sent to the family at