Dec. 12, 1920-Jan. 3, 2007

NAMPA, Idaho - Merry M. Acock Nerove, 86, of Nampa, Idaho, formerly of Oregon, died Jan. 3, 2007, at a residential care facility. She was 86.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 Fairview Ave., in Boise, Idaho.

Mrs. Nerove was born Dec. 12, 1920 in Heppner, to Charles Acock and Luella Melvina Stamp. She graduated from Irrigon High School in 1939 and attended Portland Business School. She married Adren Allen on Jan. 1, 1941, in Portland, and later married Jack Nerove on March 17, 1977 in Las Vegas.

She lived in Irrigon from 1929 to 1939, in Redmond from 1945 until the 60s, Bakersfield, Calif., from 1964 to 2003; and in Pocatello and Nampa from 2003 until her death.

She had various jobs in her life, including farming, secretarial positions and self-employment. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, card and board games, and traveling. She had a special interest in contract bridge and was a senior master member of the American Contract Bridge League.

Mrs. Nerove is survived by her daughter Donna Harriman of Nampa; son Fred Allen of Pocatello; sister Betty Shoun of Pendleton; brother Dean Acock of Irrigon; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters; five brothers; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch, 7025 Emerald St., Boise, Idaho, 83704.

Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel of Boise, 5400 Fairview Ave., Idaho, 83706, is in charge of arrangements.

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