Charles Hubert Holton
31 December, 1917 - 12 October,
From the Idaho
13 October, 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Hubert Holton, 70, of Caldwell, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1988,
at his home after a nine-year battle with cancer. His
struggle included numerous sessions of chemotherapy and
radiation therapy at MSTI, as well as a number of surgeries.
One of his personal wishes was to thank all who helped and
supported him through prayer and kindness during this time.
A private family graveside service will be held. A
memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at
the Greenleaf Friends Church, Greenleaf, with pastors Don Lamm
and Kenneth Pitts officiating. Arrangements are under
the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mr. Holton was born to John and Myrtle Holton on Dec. 31,
1917, at Gate, Okla. He spent his early childhood with
his parents while farming in Kansas and Colorado. During
his high school years he moved with his parents to Greenleaf,
where he graduated from Greenleaf Friends Academy in 1936.
After moving back to Kansas to farm, he married Berniece
Jansen of Huscher, Kan., Feb. 19, 1941. Charles and
Berniece farmed in the Huscher community for 12 years.
They moved in 1953 to Greenleaf, where he was a partner in
Greenleaf Produce. It was at this time that the
Greenleaf Friends Church and community became an integral part
of his and his family's lives. He had been an active
member of the church for more than 37 and had served in
various offices and on numerous boards. He helped with
and conducted a home Bible study for a number of years.
Charles started college at George Fox in Newberg, Ore., in
1958 at the age of 40. He graduated and received his
master's degree from the College of Idaho. His first
position was a teacher-principal at Greenleaf Grade School.
He was the first junior high principal at Vallivue. He
retired due to illness in 1980 after serving 14 years as
principal for the Middleton School District. Hew held
numerous state offices in the elementary Principals
Charles was extremely proud to be an educator and thoroughly
enjoyed working with children. He loved his work and
those who served with him. He considered many of his
teachers among his very closest friends. He was a
dedicated family man, who enjoyed camping, fishing and
traveling with family and friends. He will be dearly
missed by not only his family, but also by his many friends,
associates in education and former students.
He is survived by his wife, Berniece of Caldwell; three sons
and their wives, Stan and Ann of Boise, John and Linda of
Caldwell and Brad and Laura of Greenleaf; six of his life's
greatest joys, his Holton grandchildren, three granddaughters,
Kaycee, Meghan and Jennifer, and three grandsons, Chad, Nathan
and Matthew; three brothers, Floyd of Ontario, Rex of Boise
and John of Greenleaf; a sister, Betty McIndoo of Greenleaf;
and 26 nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a
The family suggests memorials be made to the Greenleaf
Friends Church or West Valley Medical Center Hospice Program,
c/o Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606-1386;
or flowers may be sent.
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