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Information for Marguertie Blase Lawlis

17 February, 1899 27 July, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Marguerite Lawlis

    Rosary devotions for Marguerite "Lolly" Lawlis, 85, Nampa, who died Friday, July 27, in her home, will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday in the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, with the Rev. Merle J. Fisher, S.M., officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mrs. Lawlis was born Feb. 17, 1899, in Periguex, France.  She was reared and educated in France.  She met Howard Lawlis in France during World War I when he was a soldier and she was working as a French nurse employed by the American army.  They were married May 3, 1919, in Bordeaux, France.  They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year.  They returned to the United States in 1919 and settled in the Reynolds Creek area.  In 1937 they moved to Nampa where she worked for the Golden Rule Store and the Idaho Department Store for 38 years.
    She was a member of the St. Paul's Catholic Church where she sang in the church choir for 43 years.  She also sang for the Majors and Minors for several yeas.
    She is survived by her husband of Nampa; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Evelyn Lawlis of Concord, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Ed Thiel of Kuna; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clara Lawlis of Nampa; 13 grandchildren; arid 19 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a son, George R. Lawlis, an infant son, Charles, a grandson, Ron Thiel, and a great-grandson, Kreig Harris.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program, 1512 12th Ave. Road, Nampa 83651; a favorite charity; or flowers may be sent.

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