Funeral services for Hugh
Hoskins, 89, Route 4, Box 607, Caldwell, who died Tuesday at
home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. James McMillan,
Caldwell. Interment will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery.
He was born May 2, 1892, in Pleasant Plain, Iowa, to Owen
and Josie Jones in Fairfield, Iowa, before moving to Grand
Junction, Colo. They moved to the Sunny Slope area in 1909,
where they homesteaded. He attended Caldwell High School,
where he studied horticulture and was active in sports. He
played baseball for many years on various Boise Valley teams.
He and his father planted the first fruit trees in Sunny
Slope, irrigating with water they trucked up from the Snake
River. In the off-season, he worked for the Bureau of
Reclamation as a surveyor, helping to route canals in the
Black Canyon Project and to construct the Low Line Canal
through Sunny Slope. He married Estel Claybaugh on Nov. 25,
1916, in Coquille, Ore. They made their home on the Hoskins
Fruit Ranch. He retired in 1971.
He is survived by his wife and a son, Harold Hoskins, both
of Sunny Slope; a daughter, Helen Burkhalter of Idaho Falls; a
sister, Esther Carter of Nampa; six grandchildren; and seven
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Friends may call at the chapel until 8 p.m. today and from
9 to 10 a.m. Friday.