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,
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