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Information for Viola Mae Maggard Kenyon

13 February, 1909 - 18 January, 1997

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Viola Kenyon

    Viola Mae Kenyon went to be with our Heavenly Father on January 18, 1997, at a Caldwell care center. She was born to Henry and Sarah Roberts Maggard on February 13, 1909, in Taney County Missouri.  Viola was educated there and married John Raymond Kenyon on April 29, 1926.  They moved to Idaho 1942 and had lived in Wilder since that time where she worked for the Morfitt Stores until her retirement in 1983.  Together they raised five children.  Ray died in 1971.
    Viola was a member of the General Baptist Church in Missouri and the Charity Rebekah Lodge in Wilder.  Viola's joys in life were her children and grandchildren and her flower gardens.
    Viola is survived by her children, Dean and Pat Kenyon, Hanford, CA, Texas Brown, Idaho Falls, ID, Leo and Sylvia Kenyon, Omaha, NE, Dale and Vera Kenyon, Wilder, ID, and Joe and Victoria Kenyon, Hollister, CA.  She is also sur- vived by her grandchildren, Bobbette Jones, CA, Billy and Diane Kenyon, OR, Denise and Carl Hegarty, NE, Cheryl and Joseph Inabinette, TX, Karen and Dan Truman, ID, Steve and Dana Brown, ID, Tony and Lee Ann Brown, OR, Douglas and Ann Kenyon, ID, Melissa and Juan Orozco, ID, Gyneth Osborn, Canada, Michael Kenyon, CA, and John Kenyon, CA, and numerous great-grandchildren.  She also has a great many nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law survive her, Lola Maggard, MO, and Guenevere Maggard, NV.
    She was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers and sisters, Alfred, Irvin, Tackett, Louis, Emory, Laura, Cindy, Goldie, and Willard; and a son-in-law, Buck Brown.
    Graveside services, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 24, 1997, at the Wilder Cemetery.  Services will be conducted by her grandson, Pastor Tony Brown.  Memorials may be sent to the Charity Rebekah Lodge or a favorite charity.
    Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

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