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Information for Artie B. Smith Wilkes Jowett

6 January, 1898 - 10 May, 1986

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

May, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Artie Jowett

    Graveside services for Artie B. Wilkes Jowett, 88, longtime Nampa resident, who died Saturday, May 10, at a Nampa care center, will be conducted on Wednesday, May 14, at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    The Rev. Duane Yoesel, pastor of the College Church of the Nazarene will officiate.  Services and burial are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mrs. Jowett was born on Jan, 6, 1898, in Mountain Home, Ark., to Willie and Margaret Smith.  She was raised and attended school in Baxter County, Ark.  She married Truman Wilkes on March 13, 1918, in Mountain Home, Ark.  After Mr. Wilkes was discharged from serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, they moved to Hazelton, Idaho, to farm.  About 1929, they moved to Jerome, where they lived until 1950.  At that time they moved to Narnpa.  Mr. Wilkes died in 1955.
    She married the Rev. Harry Jowett on Jan. 9, 1965, in Nampa where they also continued to make their home.  He died in March, 1975.
    Mrs. Jowett was a member of the College Church of the Nazarene and the "Live Long and Like It Club" of the church.
    She is survived by three sons, Robert Wilkes of Medford, Ore., Dr, Truman Wilkes of Twin Falls, and the Rev. Charles Wilkes of Boise; two daughters, Margaret R. Zahra of Nampa and Patrycia Tate of Sun City, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon E. Smith and Leonard P. Smith, both of Tulsa, Okla.
    Besides her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Bill Wilkes in 1985. 
    Memorials may be made to the College Church of the Nazarene, 504 E. Dewey Ave., Nampa, Idaho, 83651.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m., Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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