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Information for Florence M. Smith Houtchens

19 July, 1904 - 15 March, 1992

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

March, 1992
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Florence Houtchens

    Funeral services for Florence M. Houtchens, 87, of Caldwell, and formerly of Nampa, who died Sunday, March 15, 1992, at a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 1992, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Reverend Ronald Clagg of the Church of God, Caldwell, will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Houtchens was born July2 19, 1904, at Ridgeway, Missouri, a daughter of Nelson D. and Alice May Reynolds Smith.  She was reared and educated in Missouri and Minnesota.  She married Lynn K. Houtchens on February 3, 1926, at Clinton, Missouri.  The couple farmed at Mount Rose, Missouri, moving to Red Oak, Iowa, in 1931.  They continued farming there until 1954 when they moved to Nampa, Idaho.  Mr. Houtchens died March 7, 1976, at Nampa, Idaho.  She had lived with her daughter in Caldwell for the last few years.
    She was a charter member of the Church of God, Caldwell; and a member of the Good Neighbors Club of Nampa.
    Florence is survived by her two sons, Robert of Emerson, Iowa and Clifford of Red Oak, Iowa; a daughter, Mary E. Brewer of Caldwell; a sister, Doris Lisby of Ava, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, seven brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and a son-in-law.
    Friends may call Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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