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Information for Pearl L. Small Lewis

5 August, 1903 31 December, 1993

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

2 January, 1994

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Pearl Lewis

    Pearl Lewis Pearl L. Lewis, 90, of Notus, died Friday, December 31, 1993, at a Caldwell hospital of natural causes.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 1994, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Rev. Wayne F. Schuler, Pastor of the Middleton Baptist Church will officiate.  Services will conclude at the chapel with a private family graveside service at the Lower Boise Cemetery, Parma.  
    Pearl was born August 5, 1903, at Ashby, Minnesota, to Linus and Gustine Small.  In 1909, they moved to the Ten Davis area where she attended elementary and high school.  After a year at the College of Idaho in 1921, she started teaching at Notus in 1922, returning to college in 1923, and later took several summer courses to further her education for her teaching certificate.  After teaching in Ten Davis for 2 years she returned to Notus where she taught from 1926 to 1931 and from 1944 until her retirement in June of 1974.
    After retiring she continued to live in her home in Notus where she enjoyed her gardening and roses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the many visits from former students.
    She was a life-time member of the Baptist Church, always active in the P.T.O., Grange, Notus Library and community projects.
    Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Howard Kreiman of Caldwell; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Betty Lewis of Middleton; a son, Earl Lewis of San Francisco, CA.; a brother and sister-in-law, Milton and Muriel Small of Boise; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and hundreds of her "kids" she taught in school.
    She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her infant baby sister Hazel and her brother Lyle Small of Eugene, OR.
    The family suggests contributions to your favorite charity or a contribution may, also be given to: The Pearl Lewis Memorial Fund, c/o West One Bank, 607 E. Cleveland, Caldwell, Idaho 83605, to be used for a permanent memorial to be placed at Notus School.
    Friends may call at the Dakan Chapel on Monday, January 3, 1994 from 5 to 8 p.m.



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