for Joy B. Laughlin, 74, of Melba, who died Saturday, Oct.
13, 1990, at the Nampa
hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17,
at the Alsip Funeral Chapel,
Nampa. J. Hale Miller of the Nampa
Church of Christ will officiate.
Burial will follow
in the Melba Cemetery.
Mr. Laubhan was
born Oct. 23, 1915, at
Colo. He was reared and educated
in La-Juanta, Rocky Ford and
Joy Laughlin was
born Oct. 9, 1916, in
Wewoka, Okla., to William H. and Carrie E. Jackson
Brannon. Joy was
raised and educated in Ada, Okla., received her bachelor of
science and bachelor of arts degrees from East Central State
College and began her teaching career.
She later received
her master's degree from the
College of Idaho.
In 1945 Joy
married Charles D. Laughlin.
They came to Idaho
in 1948 to their island home on the
near Melba. Obtaining a teaching position in Marsing Joy
drove her "school bus" station wagon for many years, picking
up students in the Givens Hot Springs and Opaline areas and
delivering them to school. Joy
loved her years of teaching at Marsing High School and later at Melba.
She enjoyed hearing
from her former students after her retirement from teaching
in 1976. Attending
class reunions was a special pleasure.
Joy was a
wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and was also very
involved in community activities.
She was a longtime
member of the Wilson Sage Hens, for many years published the
newsletter for the Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society and
belonged to the Melba Seniors.
The Owyhees were
one of Joy's favorite places in
She loved to gather
family or friends, pack a lunch and head to the Owyhees to
hunt for rocks. Her
home was her special love. Walking
with her little dog, Missy, watching the deer and growing
flowers and vegetables gave her many hours of pleasure.
Joy is survived
by her husband of 45 years, Charles of Melba; a daughter and
son-in-law, Wynona and Steve Glauner of Wasilla, Ark.; a son
and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Nancy Laughlin of Caldwell; a
sister, Floy Howard of Ada, Okla.; five grandchildren,
Susanne, Stephen Jr., Shannon, Shaun and Richard; and by her
He entered the
U.S. Army in 1941 and served during World War II. He was
assigned to the 1st Calvary Division, Troop G, in
El Paso, Texas. He
rode in the last parade of the 1st Clavary (sic) Mounted
then went to Miami,
Fla., where he entered Officers Training School.
He was later commissioned second lieutenant.
He married Betty
Boynton Dec. 30, 1942, at Kansas City,
On April 6, 1946, he was
honorably discharged and they moved to
San Francisco, Calif.
He went to work for
Royal Typewriter Co. They
later moved to Medford, Ore.,
for a short time. They
returned to California and settled in Palo Alto, where they owned and operated the
Laubhan and Co. Realty for 25 years, retiring in 1979.
They moved to Nampa, where they had since resided.
included fishing, hunting, carving and writing.
He was a member
of the Nampa
Church and had been a
member of the Palo Alto Rotary Club, the executive board of
the Boy Scouts of America and the executive board of the
Foothill College of Real Estate.
He is survived by
his wife of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, George G.
and Terry Laubhan of Caldwell and John W. and Renee Laubhon
of Alta Loma, Calif.; three brothers, Ben, Harry and Vernon
Laubhan, all of Colorado; a stepsister, Betty Stone of
Colorado; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded
in death by two brothers and sister.
Memorials may be
made to the Nampa South Side Boulevard
Church or the Hospice Program, in care
Center, 1512 1th Ave. Road, Nampa 83651.