Information for Hortense Florence McGill Griffits Harris

7 March, 1908 - 4 June, 1991

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Hortense Harris

    Alsip Memorial services for Hortense Florence Harris, 83, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, June 4, 1991, at a Boise care center, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene.  The Rev. Robert Miller, associate pastor of the church will officiate.  Private family interment will follow in the Building of Reverence, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    Hortense was born 1908, at Idaho Falls to Idaniel S. and Florence M. McLaughlin McGill.  At a young age she moved to Big Point, Miss., where she started her schooling.  Her family then moved to New Orleans and later to Nampa where she completed her schooling,  She married Clarence W. Griffitts in Nampa.  He passed away and in 1935 she married Melvin Harris at Narnpa.  They moved to San Ysidro, Calif., that same year.  They owned and operated a service station in San Ysidro for several years.  Melvin died in September 1963.  She then returned to Idaho and moved to Pocatello where she worked for Idaho State University.  She retired and moved to Meridian and later to Nampa where she had since resided.
    She was a member of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene.
    Hortense is survived a son and daughter-in-law, Lou; Ruth Hams, Tehachapi, Calif; two sisters, Evalyn P. Gore and Ethel C. Terrell, both of Boise; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    Besides her h she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Lawrence and a sister, Inez Halsey.                               



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