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Information for John Zelmer Holmes

6 June, 1909 - 5 March, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

March, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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John Holmes

    Services for John Zelmer Holmes, 74, of Parma, who died Monday, March 5, in a Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Parma Revival Center, Parma.
    Pastor Paul Nickens will officiate. Interment will follow at the Parma Cemetery, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    He was born June 6, 1909, at Pawnee, Okla., to Jerry and Alice Strickland Holmes, and was reared and educated In Oklahoma and Arkansas.  In 1937, he moved to Dos Palos, Calif., to work.
    He moved to Idaho in 1941, and married Dolly Mae Freeman July 18, 1941, at Wilder.  They lived at Wilder until 1957, when they moved back to California where he did farmwork.
    In 1969, they returned to Idaho, and lived at Parma until the present time.  He retired in 1971.  He was a minister and ministered in many of the places they lived.  He was a member of the Parma Revival Center.
    He is survived by his wife of Parma; two sons, Clyde and Gerald Holmes, both of Parma; three daughters, Geneva Beliew of Dos Palos, Calif., Grace Beaube, and Karen Thompson, both of Middleton; two sisters, Ruby Keller of San Diego, Calif., and Minnie Horn of Baker, Ore.; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, his parents, two brothers and a sister.
    Friends may call at the chapel in Caldwell today from 4 to 9 p.m.


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