services for Alta May Martin, 85, of
Ontario, formerly of Wilder and Homedale, who
died Monday, May 13, in an Ontario
hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wilder Cemetery.
The Rev. Sue
Nelson Caille of the United
Church, Wilder, will
officiate, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
Mrs. Martin was born July 25, 1899, in Fontanelle,
Iowa, where she was reared and
educated. She moved
with her family to Wilder in 1919.
Harley E. Martin on April 5, 1920, in
Denver, Colo. The
couple made their home in Iowa and lived there
until 1921 when they moved to Wilder.
They moved to
Homedale from Wilder in 1940.
She worked as a
clerk and later as assistant post mistress at the Wilder
Post Office from the 1930s until she retired in 1965.
In the mid 1940s
they purchased the Homedale Drug Store and owned and
operated it until 1960. She
and her husband were members of a dance band known as
"Forrest Sower and the Music Makers” and they played in many
of the surrounding communities on Saturday nights for
She was a member of the Charity Rebekah Lodge 75 of Wilder;
the Wilder Rook Club for 45 years, a member of the Wilder
Church, and she loved music.
She is survived
by a niece, Merna Kuykendall of Ontario,
Ore.; a nephew, Milton R. Graham of
Calif.; six grandnephews; four
grandnieces; four great-grandnephews; and 10
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974; her
parents; a sister, Hattie Graham in 1984; three brothers;
and a nephew.
Memorials may be made to the Wilder Charity Rebekah Lodge
75, care of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 366, Homedale, Idaho 83628.
call today until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon
at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.