Services for Erma S. Hammer,
79, Caldwell, who died Sunday, July 28, at a Caldwell nursing
home of natural causes will be conducted at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday at the Caldwell First Ward Chapel, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Wallace Plant of the
Caldwell First Ward LDS Church will officiate. Interment will
follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under the
direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.
Mrs. Hammer was born July 26, 1906, at Salem, Idaho, a
daughter of Wilford and Ethel Jacobs Ward. As a child, she
moved with her family to Newdale, Idaho, where she was reared
and educated. She married Earl Hammer on Aug. 6, 1924, at the
Logan (Utah) Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. Following their marriage, they lived in
the Newdale area until 1934, when they moved to Osgood, Idaho.
They later moved to Woodvale, Idaho. In 1938, they moved to
Vale, Ore., where they farmed. They sold the farm in 1938 and
moved to Payette and then to Ogden, Utah. In 1966, they
returned to Payette where they lived until September of 1984,
when they moved to Caldwell. She was a member of the Royal
Neighbors in Ogden, and was a member of the Caldwell First
Ward LDS Church.
She is survived by her husband of Caldwell; six sons,
Rulon Dee of St. David, Ariz., Rex and Leon, both of Caldwell,
Dean of Ogden, Elmo C. of Sunset, Utah, and Denzil K. of
Layton, Utah; two brothers, Zeke Ward of Hamer, Idaho, and
Arlo Ward of West Valley, Utah; six sisters, Artella
Schwendiman of Newdale, Verla Ricks of Sugar City, Opal Berto
of Idaho Falls, Nelda Jeppesen of Rexburg, Eva Coles of
Kenwood, Calif., and Ruby Hammer of Othello, Wash.; 20
grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the chapel Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9
p.m. The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and
on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. at the LDS First Ward
Relief Society Room.