Memorial services for Mrs.
Ferne E. "Johnie" Halliday, 91, of Nampa, who died Friday,
Dec. 17, 1993, at her home, will be conducted at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1993, at the Sunny Ridge Retirement
Center. Graveside services will be conducted at noon at the
Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. Services are under the
direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
"Johnie" Halliday was born on Feb. 25, 1902, in Council
Bluffs, Iowa, to Archie and Effie Skaith Johnson. She moved
with her family as a young girl to the Sunnyslope area where
she was reared and educated. She attended the College of
Idaho for two years; then trained at Mercy Hospital where she
received a degree in nursing. She then worked in Portland,
Ore., Omaha, Neb., and also at Mercy Medical Center over the
next 40 years.
She served as the President of the Idaho Nurses' Assoc.
for one year as well as President of the Mercy Alumni Assoc.
for five years. She also served as a volunteer nurse with the
American Red Cross for 25 years and gave eight years to Pet
Haven. After her retirement she helped with library duty,
manned the mini store and worked with the Art and Crafts group
at the Sunny Ridge Retirement Center.
It was at Mercy Medical that she met her husband, Carl,
and they were married in 1932. He owned and operated the
Halliday Furniture Store. He died in 1962. She had done
quite a bit of traveling, going to Hawaii, Guatemala,
Istanbul, Mexico and the Aegean Sea. She devoted many hours
serving others and will be missed by her many friends at the
Sunny Ridge Retirement Center and around the community.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her
parents and two brothers, Ray and Earl Johnson.
Memorials may be made to the Sunny Ridge Retirement
Center, 2609 Sunnybrook Dr., Nampa, Idaho 83686.