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Information for Glenna Ruth Huffaker Kramer

19 January, 1923 - 12 January, 1996

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

17 January, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Glenna Kramer

    Glenna Ruth Kramer, 72, of Nampa, died Friday, Jan. 12, 1996, at a Nampa care center.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    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 parachutes.  They 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 activities.
    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 Caldwell 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 Retirement Center 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.

    I 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
    was 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
    and Mom made problems go away
    But from those childhood days
    One thing remains for sure
    A loving bond so very strong
    It forever will endure
    So in those priceless memories
    my 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 on 9/15/95.

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