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Information for Lela May Lamm Holton

31 March, 1892 - 5 October, 1989

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

8 October, 1989
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Lela Holton

    Lela May Holton, 97 of Caldwell, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 1989, at a Caldwell nursing home.  Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 1989, at the Greenleaf Cemetery, with memorial services following at 11 a.m. at the Greenleaf Friends Church.  Pastor Don Lamm of the Greenleaf Friends Church will officiate.  Services are under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Holton was born March 31, 1892, at Amboy, Ind., to Alonzo and Carrie Richardson Lamm.  She was raised in Indiana and Kansas later moving with her family to Oklahoma.  She married Myron Holton, April, 2, 1910, at Gate, Okla.  They lived in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri before coming to the Boise Valley in 1920.  They moved to the Willamette Valley in Oregon where they lived for a time later returning to Idaho, settling in Greenleaf in 1943.  Mr. Holton died July 8, 1965.
    Mrs. Holton was a devoted grandmother and was proud that she remembered each of her 169 grandchildren's birthdays.  She was a faithful and devout Quaker and attended the Greenleaf Friends Church.
    Mrs. Holton is survived by four sons, Virgil Holton of Homedale, Herbert Holton of Sumpter, Ore., Laurence Holton of Caldwell and Harold Holton of Rupert; seven daughters, Gertrude Curts of Newberg, Ore., Ruby Gould of Nampa, Opal Martin of Vale, Oregon, Ruth Hull of Caldwell, Martha Emry of Homedale, Virgie Robertson of Denver and Lillian Sheirbon of Kuna; a brother, Paul Lamm of LaGrande, Ore.; 42 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two sons, Cecil and Herschel, four grandsons and two brothers.
    Mrs. Holton's family suggests that memorials be made in her name to the Greenleaf Friends Academy.
    Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel from 3 to 8 p.m. today.



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