Mildred E. Francis, 76, of Nampa, died Friday, April 6, 1990,
at the Caldwell hospital of natural causes. Cryptside
funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Monday, April
9, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Building of Reverence,
in Caldwell. The Rev. Kenneth Britt of the Nampa First
Christian Church will officiate. Arrangements are under
the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mildred was born Jan. 5, 1914, at Wheatland, Wyo., to Martin
Keep and Mable Lee..
She married Richard A. Francis on Aug. 25, 1913, at Broken
Bow, Neb., where they made their home. While there they
owned and operated a general mercantile store. They
later sold the store and farmed at Broken Bow. they
later moved to Wheatland, where they ranched. In 1938,
they moved near Farson, Wyo., where they continued ranching.
In 1941, they moved back to Broken Bow.
A few years later they moved to Wilder, Idaho. In
19436, they moved to Nampa, where they had since resided.
Mildred worked for Birdseye in Nampa from the late 1940s until
she retired in 1976.
Mildred was a member of the Nampa First Christian Church; the
Union Pacific Railroad Junior Old Timers Club, No. 18; UPRR
Old Timers Club No. 14; the Nampa Eagles Lodge Auxiliary, No.
2103; the Nampa Hobby Club; and the royal Neighbors of
Mildred and Richard were members and helped organize the UPRR
Good Sam Railroad Club and the Nampa Good Sam Travel Club.
Mildred also volunteered at the UPRR general store. They
square danced for many years and were involved with Ross and
Penny Crispino square dance clubs. She enjoyed knitting,
crocheting and fishing. She was also involved in
recreation vehicle camping. She loved working with her
flowers and small garden.
She is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, John and
Betty White and Louise Francis, both of Nampa, and Louise
Cummings of Boise; a brother Lloyd Lee of Billings, Mont.;
seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three
brothers, a sister and a granddaughter.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from noon
until 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until noon.
The family wishes to convey special thanks to the staff on
the medical surgical floor at the West Valley Medical Center
in Caldwell for their warmth and compassion.
The family suggest memorials be made to the Elks
Rehabilitation Hospital, 204 Fort Place, Boise, Idaho 83702 or
flowers may be sent.