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Information for Mary E. Owens Keslar

15 November, 1921 - 22 June, 1993

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mary Keslar

    Mary E. Keslar, 71, of Nampa, died Tuesday, June 22, 1993, at a Boise hospital.  Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 1993, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel. Rev. Robert Garber of Nampa will officiate.  Private family interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mary E. Keslar was born on November 15, 1921, at Nampa, Idaho, to John and Dora Owens.  She was reared and educated in Nampa.  She married Glen L. Keslar on December 24, 1948, in Nampa where they made their home.  Mary had worked at Dixies Ice Cream in Nampa, Birdseye and Simplot's in Caldwell.  She loved fishing, her flowers and an occasional trip to Jackpot.  But she particularly loved her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  There were very few days there were not children in her home.  She asked for so little and gave so much.  She will be missed by her family and her friends.
    Mary is survived by her husband, Glen of Nampa; 4 daughters, Bonnie Garcia, Sacramento, California, Sharon Toombs, John Day, Oregon, Glena Sherman, Lewiston, Idaho, and Billie Jo Hammond, Caldwell; 4 sons, Don Bristow, Nampa, Frank Bristow Jr., Ontario, Oregon, John Keslar, Nampa, and Donnie Bristow Jr., Boise; a special aunt, Neva Casey, Nampa; 3 brothers, Ted Owens, Nampa, Alfred Owens, Adrian, Oregon, and Jack Owens, Renton, Washington; 4 sisters, Daisy Perry, Tacoma, Washington, Rose Robinson, Nampa, Bonnie Berrett, Nampa, and Ruby Tallman, Sacramento, California; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister and 2 great-granddaughters.
    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mary E. Keslar Rescue Equipment Memorial Fund for the Nampa Fire Dept., c/o Nampa West One Bank, Main Branch.

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