Emery Barrus  

Emery Barrus

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Emery Barrus

The following was in the July 11, 1966 edition of the Idahonian.
2 Moscow Boys Dead After Crash

Moscow -- Two Moscow teenage boys, one the son of a University of Idaho professor, were killed early today when their sports car left the road, sailed 121 feet through the air and crashed upside-down on the bank of the Clearwater River, State Patrolman Bert McGinnis reported.

Victims of the accident were Richard C. Chambers, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Chambers, and Alfred Emery Barrus, 18, son of Prof. and Mrs. James Barrus.

Both young men apparently were thrown out of the car when it became airborne, McGinnis said. Their bodies were found about 5 a.m. on the rocky embankment by a passerby.

The boys, both of whom would have been sophomores at the University of Idaho this fall, had left Clarkston, Wash., about 12:30 a.m. and headed for Orofino after talking with Dennis Manning, one of the two other boys who shared an apartment with them. All four were working during the summer in Clarkston.

McGinnis said when they left Clarkston, Chambers was driving the car. He said it appeared the driver may have fallen asleep. The officer said the convertible ran off one side of the road, and traveled 168 feet, then cut diagonally across the highway for 99 feet and ran off on the other side before it left the ground.

McGinnis said both apparently were killed instantly. He estimated the accident occurred between 1:15 and 1:30 a.m. today.

Barrus was born Nov. 7, 1947 at Laramie, Wyo., and lived in Moscow since 1949. He was a graduate of Moscow High School and a member of the LDS Church.

He is survived by his parents; three brothers, James Jr., Jeffrey and Michael, all at home, five sisters, Sylvia, Muriel, Marilyn, Christine and Elizabeth all at home; and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Emery T. Barrus of Idaho Falls.

Funeral services will be at the LDS church Wednesday at 1 p.m. with J. Loren Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Moscow Cemerery. The remains will lie in state at Short's Chapel until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The Barrus family suggests donations to the Moscow First LDS Church.

Chambers was born in Missoula, Mont., Feb. 4, 1947,

Chambers is survived by his parents and a brother Rawliegh, a student at Moscow High School. He is a Moscow High School graduate and a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral Services are pending, with Short's Chapel in charge.

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