Edith Elizabeth Hendrix, 81,
of Caldwell, died Friday, March 8, 1996, at a Caldwell
hospital following a long illness. Funeral services will be
held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 1996, at Dakan Funeral
Chapel, Caldwell. Rev. Zip Zediker, Memorial Park Baptist
Church, Caldwell, and Rev. Steve Blackburn, Emmett Baptist
Church will officiate. Burial will follow at the Wilder
Cemetery, Wilder, Idaho.
The former Edith Waldrop was born in Alba, Texas, on
November 8, 1914, and grew up on a farm in Antelope Flat. She
married Sam Hendrix in 1940 and lived on his family's farm
near Leslie, Texas, before their move to Colorado where they
owned a farm near Hotchkiss for nine years. In 1953, Edith
and Sam left farming to go into the ministry. With their four
daughters, they spent seven years in preparation: college in
Ottawa, Kansas, where Edith worked as manager of the
Montgomery Ward shoe department and for the City tax office
while Sam completed his bachelor's degree; and seminary in
Berkeley, California, where he completed his master's degree
in divinity. There, Edith headed up the filing division of
the purchasing department at the University of California.
Edith supported her husband's ministry while he served as
pastor at American Baptist Churches in Jerome, then Wilder,
Idaho, and at Point Richmond, then El Sobrante, California.
While in California, Edith worked as secretary for the
Epilepsy League and retired from that position to make a new
home in Medford, Oregon.
Retirement did not last long. Edith and Sam began
traveling for the Ministers at Large (MAL) program which took
them to churches in several northwestern states, one of which
was the Memorial Park Baptist Church in Caldwell, Idaho, for a
year in 1985. The Hendrixes returned to Wilder, Idaho, in
1988, where he again served as pastor at the Golden Gate
Baptist Church, this time for five years.
In 1994, Edith and Sam moved to Logan Park Apartments in
Caldwell, where they resided at the time of her death. She
was a member of Memorial Park Baptist Church.
Edith was a talented seamstress who enjoyed designing and
making clothing for her family, infant apparel and quilts.
She is particularly known, and was enjoyed, among her family
and friends for her sense of humor and quick wit. Edith
placed a high value on maintaining friendships and many
friends and relatives throughout the United States will miss
her warm notes and calls.
Edith is survived by her husband of 55 years, Sam Hendrix;
four daughters, Mary Ann Thurmond and her husband, Tom, of
Vacaville, California, Nedra Abers and her husband, Imants, of
Novato, California, Vicki Lyon and her husband, Richard, of
Wilder, Idaho, and Sue Hendrix of Homedale, Idaho. She is
also survived by 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren,
with the fourth due in April, and two stepgreat-grandchildren;
two sisters; one brother and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her parents, a brother and a sister pre-deceased her.
Memorials may be made to: Logan Park Congregate Care, C/O
Jan McClesky, 612 West Logan, Caldwell, Id. 83605 or American
Lung Association of Idaho, 1111 S. Orchard, Suite 245, Boise,
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.