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Claude Gardiner

Death Notice of Claude Gardiner. Word was received yesterday morning that Claude, the 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gardiner, died at Caldwell at 8 o'clock, or spinal meningitis. He was ill for 10 weeks. No arrangements have been made for the funeral but it is supposed that the burial will take place in the family plot in the Meridian cemetery.

Meridian Times (Meridian, Idaho), June 8, 1917.
Note: Meridian Cemetery Database - GARDINER CLAUD WAYNE Born - 13-Feb-1907 Died - 07-Jun-1917

James Groom

GROOM - James Groom, who came here a few days ago from Bannock county and had since been an inmate of the soldier's home, died at that institution last evening from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy, at the age of 77 years. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the undertaking rooms of Williamson & Sherier and burial will be in the Military cemetery. It is not known that the deceased left any relatives in this state and it is supposed that he was unmarried.

Idaho Daily Statesman, July 11, 1905.

Oscar Hanson

HANSON - The funeral of Oscar Hanson, who died in this city on Wednesday night, was held at 8 o'clock yesterday morning from Dr. Johnston's sanitarium. The services were conducted by Rev. R.B.Wright, and burial as in Morris Hill cemetery.

Idaho Daily Statesman, July 8, 1905.

Augustine Haas

OBITUARY A. HASS DEAD. Passed Away After a Lingering Illness at the Age of 68. Yesterday afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock A. Haas died in this city. (Boise) He had been ill for some time. The funeral will occur Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. It will be conducted by the Masons. The deceased was 68 years of age. He was a pioneer of Idaho and one of the oldest Masons in the state. He participated in the organization of the first grand lodge of Idaho at Idaho City in 1868, at which time he was elected senior grand warden. At the time of his death he was grand tyler of the grand lodge, it being his third term in that capacity.

Idaho Statesman, January 4, 1896, p. 6
For more information contact Carole cjhaas@msn.com.

Harriet Carr Harr Short Haas

OBITUARY, DIED. At her home in this city (Boise) on February 14th. Harriet M., beloved wife of A. Haas, aged 65 years and 10 months. Harriet Carr married three times. Twice becoming a widow.

Idaho Statesman, February 15, 1893, p. 8.
For more information contact Carole cjhaas@msn.com.

Floyd Severe Hawkins

Floyd S. Hawkins Dies in Hospital. Floyd Severe Hawkins, 32, of 211 Hot Springs Drive, a Boise resident since 1928, died Monday afternoon in a Boise hospital. Mr. Hawkins was born September 1, 1919, at Oakley, Idaho. He moved to Boise with his parents in 1928 from Burley. He served three years with the Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II and had been associated with a brother in the Idaho Beverage stores in Boise and Nampa. He was a member of the LDS church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Imogene Wilkerson Hawkins of Boise; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seth T. Hawkins of Boise; six brothers, Gilman, Earl, Clair, Reed, Grover and Ted Hawkins, all of Boise; and one sister, Ann Hawkins of Boise. Services are being arranged by Relyea Memory chapel.

The Idaho Statesman.

Maud Verna Hawkins

M. Verna Hawkins, 91, of 8211 Ustick Road, Boise, died Sunday April 17, 1988, in Boise of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Meridian 10th Ward LDS Chapel, 2299 N. Five Mile Road. Bishop Kent Sager of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate. Burial will follow in Morris Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Relyea Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Hawkins, a longtime resident of Idaho, was born, January 22, 1897, at Oakley, the oldest child of Edgar G. and Annie L. Severe, a family of pioneer heritage. She attended school in the Oakley-Burley area where she took an active part in sports. Her childhood was very interesting and exciting, and she enjoyed relating these experiences to her grandchildren. She married Seth Thomas Hawkins on August 27, 1914, at Rupert. Their marriage was later solemnized January 22, 1915, in the Logan (Utah) LDS Temple. During the early years of their marriage, Verna was busy raising her family, helping her husband in business, and still found time to become the first telephone operator in Oakley. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in numerous positions, primarily in the Sunday school, Primary, and as a Relief Society visiting teacher. Verna was blessed with a special love for young children. Her greatest gift to her posterity was her valiant testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Throughout her life, Verna was loved and respected by her associates. As a loving and caring wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, she was a great source of strength and support to her family. Verna dearly loved each one of those with whom she came in contact. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Clair S. and Mary, Reed C. and Elizabeth of Boise, and Grover J. and Virginia of Parma; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and George Nichols of Roy, Utah; three daughters-in-law, Lavonne Hawkins Jenkins of Caldwell, and Millie and Imogene Hawkins of Boise; three sisters, Ida Holden and Clara Harkness of Burley, and Garnett Taylor of Lava, Idaho; 31 grandchildren; 92 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Her parents; her husband, Seth; four sons, Floyd, Gilman, Ted and Earl; a grandson, Randy Hawkins; two granddaughters, Cheryl Lavonne and Charlene Leslie Hawkins; two sisters; and two brothers all died earlier. The family will greet friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise, and Wednesday one hour prior to services at the LDS Chapel.

Idaho Statesman, April 20, 1988.

Percy Bowen Hawkins

Percy Bowen Hawkins, 92, passed away Saturday October 21, 2000 at LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, of natural causes. Percy was born Oct 15, 1908 at Samaria, ID the sixth of ten children born to Wil-liam Thomas Hawkins and Mary Ann Bowen. He was raised in Logan, UT graduating from Logan High in 1925 and attended USAC (Utah State). He married LaPriel Jones in 1936 and they had two children, Jerry and Judy. They were later divorced and Percy married Ethel M. Jarvis in 1946. Shortly after they were married Percy and Ethel moved to Boise, ID where he was very successful in the restaurant business, culminating in 20 years ownership of the popular Strato Room at the Boise Airport. He was active in the Idaho State Restaurant Association as well as a charter member of the Vista Lions Club in Boise. He continued to be an active member of the Lions Club for the remainder of his life. He loved golfing, fishing, bowling and was an avid football and basketball fan. Following the death of his wife, Ethel, he moved to Salt Lake City and married Elizabeth (Beth) Olsen in 1980, where he resided until the time of his death. He was a lifelong member of the LDS Church and served faithfully wherever he was asked. Percy will long be remembered as a special friend by many and a much-loved and devoted husband, father and grandfather, even to some who were not his own. Survived by his daughter, Judith DeMond (Loren); nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceding him were his wife Beth; son, Jerry; parents; and nine brothers and sisters. Services will be held Wednesday Oct 25, 2000, 1 p.m., at Yalecrest LDS 1st Ward, 1035 S. 1800 E. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment, Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, ID.

Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), October 23, 2000, p. B6.

Seth Thomas Hawkins

Services for Seth T. Hawkins, 79, Boise, who died of natural causes Friday at a Boise hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the LDS Thirteenth Ward, Third and Main. Interment will be at Morris Hill Cemetery. Born February 14, 1894, in Samaria, he married Verna Maude Severe on August 27, 1914, in Rupert. The marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple in June, 1915. They farmed at Oakley and moved in 1928 to Boise. A director of Sierra Life Insurance Company, he was president and general manager of American Home Benefit, which he formed, for 32 years. He also farmed and had an interest in Red Steer Drive Inns, Inc. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in 1945 in the Northern States. A high priest in the Boise Stake, he had been a Sunday School Superintendent. Surviving are his wife and five sons, Earl, Clair, Reed, Grover and Edgar T. "Ted" Hawkins, all of Boise; a daughter, Ann Nichols of Roy, Utah; 33 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Irvin of Logan, Utah, and Oswald of Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by two sons, Floyd in 1952 and Gilman in 1963. The family will meet friends at Relyea Mortuary from 7-9 p.m. today and at the Thirteenth Ward Chapel for an hour prior to the services Tuesday.

Idaho Statesman, February 4, 1974.

Frank Helm

Death of a Pioneer. Frank Helm was born at Independence, Holt county, Missouri, March 4, 1853, and died at his home in Meridian, Oct 19, 1927, age 74 years, 6 months, and 15 days. His early life and until he grew to manhood was spent in Missouri. On June 9, 1894, he was united in marriage to Mary Ball, at Boise, Idaho. They moved to Meridian in 1907 and this has been their home ever since. Frank had many excellent qualities, one of which was his good nature and jovial disposition. For many years he has had the contract to sprinkle the streets of Meridian and his cheerful greeting was well known to every resident of the town. Those who mourn his departure, besides a host of friends, are relatives are as follows: His widow Mar. Mary Helm, brother Bush Helm and Ralph and Clyde Ball. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church by Rev. W. J. Luscombe, and interment was in the Meridian cemetery.

If we could be draw the curtains,
That surround each other's lives.
See the naked heart and spirit,
Know what spur the action gives;
Often we should find it better,
Purer than we judge we should,
We should love each other better,
If we only understood.

Meridian Times (Meridian, Idaho), October 28, 1927.

Emma M. Short Haas Henderson

EMMA M. SHORT/HAAS HENDERSON, buried at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise, Idaho. b. January 1868, Silver City, Owyhee Co., Idaho; d. October 21, 1950, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho. She was the daughter of M.S. Short and Harriet Maria Carr Harr/Short/Haas, and step-daughter of Augustine Haas. She married Henry Henderson on October 16, 1888 in Boise, Ada Co., Idaho. NOTE: although death notices give an age of 85, born 1865, she was actually born in 1868.

DEATH NOTICE. Mrs. Emma Henderson, 85, Boise" The "Idaho Daily Statesman" for 24 and 25 Oct 1950 says "Services for Mrs. Emma M. Henderson will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Schrober - McCann - Gibson chapel with Dean Herald G. Gardner officiating. Interment will be at Morris Hill cemetery.

Idaho Daily Statesman, October 22, 1950.

VETERAN WELFARE WORKER SUCCUMBS. Mrs. Emma Henderson, 85, of 1708 Warm Springs avenue, died Saturday afternoon at her home. She was born in Silver City, Idaho, in 1865, and was a resident of Chicago for 30 years, where she was prominent in welfare work. She had made her home in Boise for the past 15 years. She is survived by two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Overstreet of San Pedro, Cal., and Mrs. J. C. Bell of Salt Lake City, and by a nephew, William Harvey Short of Boise. Schreiber-McCann-Gibson chapel will announce services.

The Idaho Statesman, October 22, 1950, p. 9.

May Evelyn Higgins

HIGGINS - May Evelyn, the two year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Higgins, whose home is in the Boise Valley, died yesterday from the effects of burns sustained June 28, when the child and some of her companions were making bonfires in the yeard at her home. Her clothing caught fire and before the flames could be extinguished she was fataly burned. She lingered, almost in a dying conditions, and suffered great pain, from the day she was burned until the end came yesterday at 1815 Harrison boulevard, where she was being cared for. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the home of D. G. Caswell at 210 State street. Burial will be in Morris Hill cemetery.

Idaho Daily Statesman, July 10, 1905.

Willie Huffman

HUFFMAN - The funeral of Willie Huffman, who died as the result of an accident at his home in the northern part of the city Saturday, was held from the Salvation Army hall on Main street at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the Salvation Army having charge of the services. There was a large attendance at the funeral. Burial was in Morris Hill cemetery.

Idaho Daily Statesman, July 3, 1905.

J. M. Jennings

Obituary of J. M. Jennings. As a result of being thrown from a hay rack, on the Boise ranch, near Eagle, Sunday afternoon, J. M. Jennings, a 60 year old farmer, had his neck broken and died within two hours after the accident.

Meridian Times (Meridian, Idaho), July 13, 1917.
Note: Not listed in the database for the following cemeteries: Joplin, Dry Creek, Meridian, or Star.

Arthur L. Johns

Services for Arthur L. Johns, 66, of 2220 Woodlawn Awenue, who died Sunday in a Boise hospital, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Summers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Donald Skinner. Masonic services will be conducted by Oriental Lodge No. 60 AF&AM, Cremation will follow. Born June 17, 1906, at Boise, he was reared and schooled here. He served with the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Boise City Police Department for about 12 years. He owned Murray's Drive In Restaurant for about 24 years and operated it for about 14 years. He retired eight years ago. He married the former Hazel A. Abbott Nov. 11, 1933, at Weiser. He was a member of Oriental Lodge No. 60 AF&AM, York Rite Bodies, El Korah Temple, the Boise Elks Lodge No. 310 and the Caraleers. Surviving are his wife at home; a brother, Howard Johns, Boise and a half-sister, Elizabeth Johns, Hollywood, Calif. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Mathew, Walter Stone, Oliver Judd, Lawrence Baker, Glenn Jones and Berel Littlefield.

BURIAL: Morris Hill Cemetery Record. Arthur L. Johns FH (Field of Honor) 2-10-89 buried 4/4/1973.

The Idaho Statesman, Tuesday, April 3, 1973, p. 21, col. 6.

Hazel Abbott Johns

Hazel A. Johns, 76, of Boise died Saturday, January 9, 1988, in a Boise hospital of natural causes. Funeral services will be held Jan. 15. Private burial will follow at Morris Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Johns was born Jan. 20, 1911, at Bellevue, Idaho, a daughter of Lee and Margaret Abbott. She moved to Boise at a very early age. She attended Boise schools and graduated from Boise High School in 1929. She also attended business college here in Boise. She began her work career at the Ada County Court House. She married Arthur Johns on Nov. 11, 1933. For many years she and her husband ran Murray's restaurant in what is now the Eighth Street Market area. Survivors include a sister, Naomi Linn, of Boise; two nephews, Elwin Coates of Carey and Robert Coates of Arco; nieces, Geneva Goicoechea of Gooding and Mildred Coursey and Barbara Rasmussen both of Boise, Billie Peterson of Dillon, Mont, JoAnn Griffeth of Las Vegas, Nev. and Susan Abbott of Lexington, Kentucky. Her husband, two sisters and a brother died earlier.

The Idaho Statesman, Wednesday, January 13, 1988, p. 2C, col. 3.


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