Lewis Raymond Filkins
July, 1889 - 26 July, 1984
From the Idaho
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funeral services for Lewis Raymond Filkins, 95 of Nampa, who
died Thursday, July 26, at a Nampa nursing home will be
conducted 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
with the Rev. Joseph Housh, pastor of the Nampa First United
Methodist Church, officiating. Friends are asked to meet
at the cemetery. Services and interment are under the
direction of the Alsip funeral Chapel.
He was born on July 20, 1889, at El Reno County, Okla., to
George and Clara Filkins. He was the first white child
born in the county. At the age of six he moved to
Gardner, Kan., with his family where he was reared and
educated. He married Mary E. Paris on Feb. 8, 1913 at
the Pairs home in Johnson County, Kan. They farmed in
Bethel, Kan., for five years and later in Gardner. They
moved to Nampa in 1946 and he became a carpenter. He was
in the construction business for several years, building homes
in Nampa and Hailey. He later retired. Mrs.
Filkins died on Dec. 16, 1982 and he had resided in Nampa
since. He was a member of the Nampa First United
He is survived by two sons, Henry "Hank" Filkins of Nampa and
Donald Filkins of Arnold, Calif.; three daughters, Doris Bird
and Maxine McAnelly both of Olathe, Kan., and Marian Loe of
Nampa; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he
was preceded in death by one daughter, Bernice; one grandson,
two sisters and one brothers.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel in Nampa today
from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The family suggests memorial
contributions be sent to the First United Methodist Church,
404 12th Ave. S. in Nampa, or flowers may be sent.
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