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Information for Mildred E. Lee Francis

5 January, 1914 - 6 April, 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

April, 1990

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mildred Francis

    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 America.
    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.

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