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Information for Donald W. Francis

18 March, 1913 - 21 October, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1984

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Donald Francis

    Services for Donald W. Francis, 71, Kuna, who died Sunday, Oct. 21, at home of natural causes, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    The Rev. John Sinclair of the First Christian Church of Caldwell will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial gardens Building of Reverence, Caldwell.
    Mr. Francis was born March 18, 1913, at Long Lake, Minn., the son of Freeman J. and Mary E Leif Francis.  He moved with his family to Ashton, Ida., where he was reared and educated.  He had worked at construction as a young man until 1942.
    He married Vera I. Evans on Sept. 3, 1936 at Caldwell.  They lived in various towns throughout the state while he worked at construction.  He farmed from 1938 until 1947 near Caldwell.  He later began working in sheet metal for various sheet metal companies in the area.  Mrs. Francis died in 1964.  In 1967, he moved to Washington.  He married Phyllis Enger.  They were later divorced.
    In 1970, he began managing a grocery store, and later purchased a market in Washington.
    He retired in 1978.  since his retirement, he has spent his summers in Idaho and the winters in Arizona.  He was as member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Nampa Lodge 2103.
    He is survived by two daughters, Donna Hawkins of Kuna and Verla Branscum of Oregon City, Ore.; one brother Bill Francis of Marysville, Calif., three sisters, Irene H. Sheppeard and Grace Hurd, both of Jerome, and Dorothy Merritt of California; four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call at the chapel today from 4 to 9 p.m.

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