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.