Funeral services for Sarah "Ethel" McClaskey, 91, of Nampa,
who died Friday, June 28, at her home, will be conducted at
3 p.m. Monday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.
Kenneth B. Britt, pastor of the Nampa First Christian
Church, officiating. Interment
will follow at the Kohlerlawn Cemetery.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1893, at Putnam County, Mo.,
to Richard and Isabelle Musgrove.
At age 16 she moved
to Exline, Iowa, with her family, where she was reared
and attended high school. She
married Charley Orin McClaskey on Aug. 5, 1913, in Moulton, Iowa.
They lived near
Iowa, until 1920, when they moved to Hoffman, Minn.
They farmed in
Hoffman until 1935, when they moved to
In December of 1935 they came to
They farmed in the
area for several years and owned and operated a farm in the Bennett District.
They later moved to
Marsing, where they continued farming.
He retired and they
moved back to Nampa.
Her husband died on
Dec. 31, 1980, and she had resided in
since. She was a
member of the Christian Church and was well known for the
flowers she grew and gave away.
She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Miller and
Virginia Reichart, both of Nampa,
and Kathleen Marsh of San Pedro, Calif.; a son, Charles McClaskey of Caldwell; eight grandchildren, 13 great
grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews. She
was preceded in death by one daughter, Pauline Slaughter,
three brothers and three sisters.
The family suggests
memorials be made to the Home Health Care program at Mercy
Medical Center in Nampa, the Nampa First Christian Church,
the Idaho Free Methodist Church in Huston, the United
Methodist Church on South Side Boulevard in Nampa, or
flowers may be sent. Friends
may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 2 pm. Monday.