for Ruth Dyer Lefler, 93, of Wilder who died on Saturday,
July 30, at a Nampa nursing home of natural causes, will be
conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dakan Funeral Chapel,
Caldwell, with the Rev. Merle Fisher of St. Paul's Catholic
Church of Nampa, officiating.
A rosary will be
held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Dakan Funeral Chapel,
conducted by Rev. Fisher. Interment
will be at the Wilder Cemetery
She was born Sept. 13, 1889, in Malheur County, Ore., at
Dead Ox Flat, now known as the Oregon Slope, to Dennis and
Ellen Dyer, who were among the first homesteaders of that
part of the Oregon Territory.
She graduated from
High School and later attended St.
Teresa's Finishing School in
She married Rex E.
Lefler on April 28, 1917, at
Gooding, Idaho. He was a railroad telegrapher and they
lived in Washington,
before settling in Wilder in 1942. He died Jan. 18, 1972.
She was active in
community projects and belonged to several clubs until ill
health, caused her to retire in 1982.
a son, W.G. (Bill) Lefler of Royal City, Wash.; three
daughters, Mrs. Carl (Bette) Swigert of Wilder, Mrs. George
(Helen) Brower of Davenport, Wash., and Mrs. Jean Brown of Nampa; 11 grandchildren;
and 13 great-grandchildren.
suggest memorials may be sent to the Christian Children's
Home in Boise.