Mabel Martineau, 88, of Nampa,
died Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at a
services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa,
Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at
St. Paul's Catholic Church,
Nampa, with the Rev. Father James L.
Pratt, S.M. presiding. Burial
will follow at Mount
Mabel was born
August 31, 1908, in Colby, Kansas,
a daughter of John W. and Celia G. Wilson Wade.
The family moved to
Burley and on to Bellevue before settling on a farm south of Nampa.
There she met and
married George F. Martineau, Jr. on January 6, 1927, at
They spent all their married life on their farm in
Deer Flat where she lived until her death.
After raising her
eight children and helping on the farm she finally had time
for herself. She and
John bought a travel trailer and enjoyed traveling for
sixteen years. John
died in 1980 after 53 years of marriage.
fishing and bowling and she even has several trophies to
show for it. Mabel
remained true to her Atlanta "Braves" while crocheting beautiful
afghans that many of her grand and great-grandchildren have
received and will always treasure.
She played a mean
game of Scrabble and
Survivors include tour sons and three daughter-in-laws,
Wayne and Betty Martineau, of Riverside, CA; Gary and Kay
Martineau, of Nashville, Tenn.; Rick Martineau, of Boise,
Idaho; Ron and Evon Martineau, of Nampa; three daughters and
two sons-in-law, Doly and Bert Parker, of La Jolla, CA;
Cindy and Dick King, of Glenns Ferry; Alene Martineau, of
Nampa; one daughter-in-law, Betty Martineau, of Nampa; 28
grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 3
great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and
was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son,
LaVern and his daughter, Diane Moody, two
great-great-grandchildren, four brothers, Guy, Kenneth,
Vertie and Herb Wade and one sister, Ruth Leigh.
The family is
especially grateful to the loving home care daughter Alene
provided and Fran Robinson for her special visits bringing
communion and treats each week.
Memorials may be
made to Mercy Medical Center Services.
Friends may call
today from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until
9 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel,