Vera G. McFarland, 88, of Nampa, died on Wednesday, March
24, 1999, at a Caldwell care home. Funeral Services will be
conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the
Smith Building, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bishop Jerry Christensen will officiate. Burial will follow
at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Services are
under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Vera G. McFarland was born on July 31, 1910, the daughter of
James Christian and Eiza Olsen, in Ovid, Idaho, a small
community near Montpelier. She was reared and educated in
the Montpelier area, graduating from Montpelier High School
in 1929. She married Blair McFarland on April 25, 1932, in
Salt Lake City, UT, and their marriage was solemnized in the
Salt Lake Temple on May 28, 1954. Following their marriage
they made their home in Montpelier, later moving to
Pocatello. In 1942 they moved to Nampa.
Vera was employed at the Nampa School District for 28 years
where she the hot lunch supervisor. She was a very active
member of the LDS Church and was currently a member of the
Nampa 1st Ward. She had also been involved in the Nampa
Senior Citizens Bowling League, Good Sams Travel Club and a
couple of different pinochle clubs.
Vera is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and
Vernette McFarland, Spingfield, VA; daughter and son-in-law,
Helen and Darwin Simmons, Nampa; 2 brothers, Evan Olsen,
Montpelier, ID, and Lyle Olsen, Pocatello, ID; a sister,
Norma Bates, Pocatello, ID; 9 grand children; Jeff Simmons,
Julie Reid, Brent Simmons, Gregg Simmons, Steve Simmons,
Janae Everton, Beth Bertonneau, Ed McFarland and John
McFarland; 26 great-grandchildren and 2
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harold;
and her husband in 1982.
Friends may call at Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 2 to
6:30 p.m. The family will greet friends at the Alsip Chapel
tonight from 6:30 to 8:30, and at the church on Saturday
from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the
Alzheimer's Association, 4696 Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705,
or flowers may be sent.
The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to
Pat and Cheryl Baker for the special loving care shown to
their mother during the past 3 years.