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Information for Estel Claybaugh Hoskins

12 April, 1893 - 28 August, 1982

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

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Estel Hoskins

    Funeral services for Estel Hoskins, 89, Caldwell Route 4, who died Saturday in an Idaho Falls rest home, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, in Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. James McMillan of Chewelah, Wash.  Interment will follow in the Greenleaf Cemetery.
    She was born April 12, 1893, at Superior, Neb., to William and Elja Puntenay Claybaugh.  She moved with her family to Southwick, Idaho in 1900, and later to Philomath, Ore., where she attended high school and later, Normal School at Monmouth, Ore.  Following her schooling, she taught school for three years.  She married Hugh Hoskins, on Nov. 25, 1916, at Coquille, Ore.  The couple moved to the Sunny Slope area near Caldwell in 1917 where they owned a operated a fruit ranch for many years.  She was well known for her book reviews and reading.  Her husband died in Oct. of 1981.  She was a member of Deer Flat Free Methodist Church in rural Caldwell, and of the Womens Christian Temperance Union.
    She is survived by a son, Harold Hoskins, of Sunny Slope; a daughter, Helen Burkhalter, of Idaho Falls; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.
    Friends may call at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, today from 5 until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
    Memorials may be given to the Deer Flat Free Methodist Church, Caldwell.



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