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Information for Oneta E. Pierce Holliday

30 July, 1901 - 22 February, 1992

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1992
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Oneta Holliday

    Mrs. Oneta E. Holliday, 90, of Nampa, died on Saturday, Feb. 22, 1992, at the Nampa hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Nampa First Baptist Church, 1417 3rd St. S.  Rev. Russell Hendrickson, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Private family entombment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mrs. Oneta E. Holliday was born on July 30, 1901, at Russell, Iowa, the daughter of H. Clinton and Myrtle McNeeley Pierce.  She was reared and educated in Russell.  Following high school, she attended the University of Northern Iowa.  She taught school in Lucas County, Iowa, for a few years.  She married Roy E. Holliday on Jan. 23, 1921, in Iowa.  In 1940 they purchased a confectionary store in Winterset, Iowa, where they lived for 15 years.  In 1955 they moved to Nampa establishing Holliday's Candy Store which they owned and operated until Roy's death in 1969.  Oneta was a member of the Nampa First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and worked with young people.  She was a member of the Early Morning Gardeners, the Boise Valley Chrysanthemums Society, the Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary, the Y.M.C.A. and Nampa Homemakers.
    Oneta is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dwayne A. and Freda Holliday and Kenneth and Alberta Holliday, all of Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Bob Ford, Nampa; 3 sisters, Avis Schmidt, Redfield, So. Dakota, Inez Debok, Chariton, Iowa, and Argie Appleby, Cortland, KS; 2 brothers, Neil Pierce, Guthrie Center, Iowa, and Everett Pierce, Chariton, Iowa; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson,
    She was also preceded in death by a sister and a brother.


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