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