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12 September, 1894 20 August, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

August, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Howard Lawlis

    Rosary devotions for Howard Lawlis, 89, of Nampa, who died Monday, Aug. 20, in a Nampa hospital, will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Merle J. Fisher, S.M., of St. Paul's Catholic Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Lawlis was born Sept. 12, 1894, in Holdrege, Neb.  At an early age, he moved with his family to the Nampa-Melba area where he was reared and at-tended schools.  He moved to Reynolds Creek as a young man and worked on many ranches as a farmer and rancher.  He served in France during World War I in the U.S. Army.
    He married Marguerite Balse May 3, 1919, in Bordeaux, France. They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year.  They returned to Reynolds Creek after the war and continued to ranch.  In 1937 they moved to Nampa where he farmed until his retirement in 1960.  Mrs. Lawlis died July 27, 1984.
    He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nampa and the Veterans of World War I.
    He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Evelyn Lawlis of Concord, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Ed Thiel of Kuna; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clara Lawlis of Nampa; one brother, Clifford Chase of Tacoma, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, George R. Lawlis; an infant son, Charles; a grandson, Ron Thiel; and a great-grandson, Kreig Harris.
    Memorials may be made to the Mercy Medical Center Hospice program, 1512 12th Ave. Road, Nampa 83651, or flowers may be sent.

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