Information for Alta Lewis Graham

27 March, 1898 - 21 March, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

March, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Alta Graham

    Services for Alta Lewis Graham, 85 of Caldwell Route 8, formerly of Parma, who died Wednesday, March 21, at her home, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    The Rev. Joseph R. Wood Sr., assisted by the Rev. Irving Frank and Rue1 Farwell, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Parma Cemetery.
    Mrs. Graham was born March 27, 1898, in Brownlee, Neb., a daughter of Alton Delos and Maggie Lewis.  At the age of 1, she moved with her parents by covered wagon to Mesa. Colo. Several years later, her family moved to Green River, Utah, where she spent most of her childhood years.
    She met Roy T. Graham in Green River when he came as part of a survey team to work near Green River.  They were married Aug. 19, 1919, in Denver, Colo., and made their first home in Chicago. Ill.  They lived for a few years in Wyoming, then moved to Fruitland.
    They moved to the Roswell Fruit Tract near Roswell in 1922.  They farmed there until 1939 when they bought the old Peterson farm north of Parma on Highway 95.  Mr. Graham died in 1948.
    She moved to Caldwell in 1977, where she lived until her death.
    She was a member of the Roswell Baptist Church, Roswell.
    She is survived by a son, Roy Lewis Graham of Spokane, Wash.; four daughters, Renabel Farwell of Caldwell, Pauline Wood of Greenville, S.C., Dr. Mary Bair of Dayton, N.J., and Carolyn Graham of Union Grove, Wis.; a sister, Bernice Gardener of Moses Lake, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sons in 1926, two brothers and three sisters.
    Friends may call at the Flahiff Chapel, Caldwell until 8 tonight.
    Memorials may be sent to Shepherds Home, Box 400, Union Grove. Wis., 53182, or flowers may be sent.




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