Information for Marjorie D. Timpke Howard

18 September, 1900 - 19 February, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

22 February, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Marjorie Howard

    Marjorie D. Howard, 93, of Caldwell, passed away Saturday, February 19, 1994, at a Caldwell care center after a brief illness.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 23, 1994, at 2 p.m. at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Pastor Jim Burch of the Caldwell United Methodist Church will officiate.  Private inurnment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Marjorie was born September 18, 1900, at Waterville, Washington, to Francis Emil and Mary Edith Timpke.  She grew up in Middleton, Idaho, where she graduated from high school.  She married Henry Merle "Bill" Howard on December 18, 1919, at Middleton.  Shortly after their marriage they moved to Delta, Utah, where they farmed for several years.  They returned to Caldwell, living in a home located where Dakan Funeral Chapel now stands.  Their oldest child, Myrle Jean was born in Caldwell.  Shortly thereafter, they moved to Stockton, California, where their son, Bill was born.  They lived in LaGrande and Salem, Oregon, and Everett and Yakima, Washington, before returning to Idaho.  They lived in Boise for several years before returning to Caldwell.  Marjorie worked for the J.C. Penney Co. in Caldwell prior to retirement.  She had also worked for Howard's Food Center and Falk's I.D. Store in LaGrande.  Mr. Howard died January 28, 1958.
    Marjorie was a member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star in LaGrande, the Caldwell Lady Elks and had been a member of the Caldwell hospital auxiliary for over 20 years.
    Survivors include a daughter, Myrle Jean and her husband, Kenny L. Keeney of Lewiston, Idaho; a son, William R. and his wife, Carol J. Howard of Caldwell; five grandchildren, Terry Keeney of Las Vegas, Nevada, Larry Keeney of Port Angeles, Washington, Gwen Nii of Blackfoot, Idaho, Patricia Hayes of Nampa and Connie Russell of Caldwell; eight great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and three great-great-granddaughters.  Marjorie is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Emma Johnson of Boise and Marie Howard of Prairie City, Oregon.
    In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
    Her family suggests that memorials be made to a favorite charity.



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