Glenna Ruth Kramer, 72, of Nampa,
died Friday, Jan. 12, 1996, at a
care center. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, at
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Burial will follow
Glenna was born Jan. 19, 1923, at Nampa, a daughter of
Stephen Lloyd and Alice Estella Munsee Huffaker.
She was raised and
educated in Nampa.
She married Willis
Francis "Doc" Kramer on July 8, 1944.
While Doc was active
in the USAF, Glenna did her part in the war by sewing
returned to Nampa in 1947.
In 1948 they adopted Sandra Jayne Kramer.
Five years later
they were blessed
with the birth of Ann Elizabeth Kramer and then two years
later they were blessed again with the birth of William
Allen Kramer. Glenna
thoroughly enjoyed her life as a mother and she especially
enjoyed activities such as canning, baking, sewing, all
types of crafts and participating in her children's
In 1960 she went to work at Western Idaho Potato as a
floor supervisor for ten years.
In 1964 Doc and
Glenna moved to Caldwell where they
purchased and managed the Andrae Apartments.
In 1973 they retired
and moved to the Linden Mobile Home Park in
where they enjoyed the company of many new friends. They
spent much of their time enjoying their grandchildren and
traveling throughout the U.S.
until Doc's death in 1986.
Glenna continued to live independently, helping others and
spending time with her friends and family. She especially
appreciated the last few years of her life at Valley View
where she lived in the company of many new friends who were
very important to her up until the time of her stroke in
October, 1995. Glenna
gave her life to 1Jesus Christ in 1986 and was baptized in
the Boise River by Pastor Bob Caldwell of Calvary Chapel, Boise.
remember as a child
as I look back through the years
How Mom would soothe my hurts
and kiss away my tears
Alas! Those days are gone now
but in fond memories I recall
How my mother's warm embrace
balm for anything at all
Oh how I'd love to go once more
back to those joyous days
When simple things were still a thrill
made problems go away
But from those childhood days
One thing remains for sure
loving bond so very strong
forever will endure
So in those priceless memories
youth can live again
and my mother's open arms
Will enfold me close within
Survivors include one son, Bill and his wife Tammie Kramer
of Boise; two daughters and their husbands, Sandy and Chet
Zimmerly of Nampa, Ann and John Lezamiz of Twin Falls; three
brothers, Lyle Huffaker, Stephen Huffaker and Jay Soelberg;
three sisters, Ina Anderson, Joyce Christianson and Lloydene
Carter, and Grant Burdette; seven grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis F. "Doc."
Kramer, her parents, two sisters, one brother.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Bill Kramer
Benefit Fund at any West One Bank, which has been set up to
assist Glenna's son who underwent a bone marrow transplant