Services for Vergie May Rankin Garmin, 88 of Wilder, who died
Monday, Oct. 26, in the Caldwell hospital of natural causes,
will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel,
The Revs. Sam Hendrix of Medford, Ore., and Kenneth Pitts
of Homedale will officiate. Burial will follow at the Wilder
Mrs. Garman was born Sept. 3, 1899, at Portland, Rice
County, Kan., to Warren and Stella Batterton Rankin. In 1908,
she came with her parents to Meridian, where she attended
grade school at Five Mile Community for a few years. The
family returned to Lyons, Kan., where she completed her
She worked as a nanny for the Roy Taylor family at Lyons.
She came to Wilder in 1921, to live with an aunt and uncle,
May and George McKinnis. She was employed at Roeder’s Variety
Store at Wilder.
She married Russell H. Garman Dec. 7, 1924, at Fruitland.
They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1984. They
had spent their entire married life living on the Garman Hill
south of Wilder. Mr. Garman died Nov. 12, 1985.
She was a member of the Golden Baptist Church, the Fargo
Ladies Club and the September Birthday Club.
She was active in many community activities and fund
drives. She enjoyed baking birthday cakes and was a talented
seamstress. She was a volunteer at the Idaho State School and
Hospital in the sewing department for many years.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Houston and
Nadine Garman of Wilder; three daughters and sons-in –law.
Helen and Glenn Karn of Boise, Hester and Gail Tuttle of
Homedale, and Harriet and Jene Ambrose of Ogden, Utah; two
sisters, Helen (Mrs. Francis) Reed of Little River, Kan., and
Evelyn Wuthnow of Lyons; 14 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons.
Memorials may be made to the Wilder Paramedics, the
Greenleaf Friends Academy Scholarship fund, a favorite charity
or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call at the Caldwell Dakan chapel today from 4
to 8 p.m.