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Information for Charles Hubert Holton

31 December, 1917 - 12 October, 1988

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

13 October, 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Charles Holton

    Charles 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 Association.
    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 brother.
    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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