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Information for Clara M. Hall Mercer
31 March, 1918 26 December, 1987
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1987

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Clara Mercer

    Graveside services for Clara M. Mercer, 69, of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Dec. 26, at a Caldwell nursing home, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Pastor Doug Bailey of the Deer Flat Free Methodist Church will officiate, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Mercer was born March 31, 1918, at Givens Hot Springs near Marsing to Charles R. and Blanche Compton Hall, who had come to Idaho from Pennsylvania.  She lived most of her life in the Boise Valley.  She attended school in Huston, and at the old Lincoln School in Caldwell, where the Sears building now stands.
    She married Don W. Mercer Feb. 6, 1937, in Caldwell.  They had lived in the Boise Valley since that time, except for seven years they spent in Grand View.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.
    She is survived by her husband of Caldwell; a sister, Laura (Mrs. Bill) Burley of Nampa; a brother, Leland Hall of Warden, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
    Friends may call at the Caldwell Dakan chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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