Information for Letha M. Niccols Martell
27 February, 1919 30 January, 1993
From the Idaho Press-Tribune

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Letha Martell

    Funeral services for Letha M. Martell, 73, of Caldwell, who died Saturday, January 30, 1993, at a Boise hospital will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 1993, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Reverends James and Tom Dougherty will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, Idaho.
    Mrs. Martell was born February 27, 1919, at Star, Idaho, a daughter of James and Laura Niccols.  She was reared and educated in Star, graduating from Star High School. She married Gust Martell on June 11, 1939, at Middleton, Idaho, and the couple lived on a farm near Star until 1949 when they moved to the Houston community where they farmed.  Mr. Martell died in 1973 and Letha moved to Caldwell where she has since resided.
    Letha enjoyed needlework and making afghans, traveling here in Idaho and overseas.
    She was an active member of the Oregon Trail Church of God and was involved in the Women's Missionary Society.
    Survivors include two sons, Robert Martell and Verlyn and his wife, Carolyn Martell, all of Caldwell; two daughters, Violet and her husband, Calvin Trapp of LaGrande, Oregon, and Esther Martell of West Virginia; a brother, George Niccols of Emmett; and a sister, Eva Wall of Parma; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was also preceded in death by a son, Virgil Martell; two sisters and two brothers.
    The family suggests memorials be given to the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, Suite B, Boise, Idaho 83705; or the Oregon Trail Church of God, Caldwell, Idaho.


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