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Information for Marie P. Carr Fountain

21 October, 1905 - 12 July, 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1990

Contributed by Carrie Jolley


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Marie Fountain

     Marie P. Fountain, 85, Boise, died Thursday, July 12, 1990, at a Boise hospital of natural causes.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 1990, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, Pastor Jim Hardenbrook of the Caldwell First Christian Church will officiate with rites by Hermosa Chapter 32, Order of the Eastern Star, Caldwell. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Mrs. Fountain was born Oct. 21, 1904, at Oklahoma City, Okla. to James and Connie Beal Carr. She was raised at Oklahoma City where she was employed as a film editor for a time. She married Howard E. Fountain, Jan. 14, 1939, in Oklahoma City. They moved to California and later to Caldwell in the 1940ís where they farmed.  After the war they returned to California and moved to Texas in the early 1950ís where they owned and operated a restaurant. They returned to Caldwell in 1955 where she had worked for Falkís I.D. and Earlís. They also had owned and operated the Darling Motel in Caldwell for a number of years. In 1947, Mrs. Fountain was crowned Queen for a Day on the radio program, Queen For a Day.
     Mr. Fountain died Feb. 15, 1978, and since that time Mrs. Fountain had made her home in Seattle and Los Angeles, Calif., until coming to Boise in May of this year.
     She was a member of the Caldwell First Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Pasadena, Calif.
     She is survived by two sons, Gary Carr and Larry Fountain both of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren, Danett, Craig, Gary, Brian, Rhonda Sue and Kimberly and six great-grandchildren, Matt, Nicky, Jesse, Scott, Brett, and Thomas.

     Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 4 to 8 p.m. today.




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