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Information for Lewis Raymond Filkins

20 July, 1889 - 26 July, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1984

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Lewis Filkins

    Graveside 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 Methodist Church.
    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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