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Information for Laurence John Holton

28 September, 1919 - 6 September, 2002

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

10 September, 2002
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Laurence John Holton

    Laurence John Holton 82, passed away peacefully with his children and wife by his side at his home on Sept.6, 2002.  he was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Gate, Okla., to Myron and Lela Holton.
    Laurence married Grace Evelyn Martin on April 12, 1938.  They started their home in North Powder, Ore., and later moved to the Notus and Greenleaf area.  Laurence was manager for the Weber cattle ranch for many years.  In later years he worked for Holton Homes owned by his son, David.  He and his wife owned and operated an assisted care living facility and he served as a 4-H leader.
    Laurence has been a n active member of Canyon Hill Nazarene Church in Caldwell for 44 years and served in many positions.
    One of the greatest attributes of Laurence was his love for people and his Lord and Savior.  His life reflected I Corinthians 13:4-7 - He was patient, kind, not envious, not boastful, not proud, not rude, not self-seeking, not easily angered.  He kept no record of wrongs but rejoiced with the truth.  He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
    Besides his parents, brothers Herschel, Virgil and Herbert Holton preceded Laurence in death.
    He is survived by his wife of 64 years; three daughters and three sons, Leslee and husband, Darrell Stover of Greenleaf, Sauni Easley of Homedale. Marcia and husband Dale Wilcox of Lynden, WA, David and wife, Betty of Marsing, Dallas and wife, Stacy of Nampa and Donald of Boise; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Herald; and seven sisters, Gertrude Curtis, Ruby Gould, Opal Martin, Ruth Hull, Martha Emery, Virgie Robertson and Lillian Sheirbon.
    At Laurence's request there will be no viewing.  Family graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13, at Greenleaf Cemetery.  Memorial service and tribute to his life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Canyon Hill Nazarene, 903 N Michigan, Caldwell, with pastors Don Renchler and Marshall Vaughn officiating.
    In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be sent to Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene.

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