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Information for Doris Harriet Drew Peden
2 April, 1897 - 8 December, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1984

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Doris Peden
     Services for Doris Harriet Peden, 87, Wilder, who died Saturday. Dec. 8, at a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Golden Gate Baptist Church, Wilder.  The Rev. Keith Yarter will officiate.  Interment, will follow in the Wilder Cemetery, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Peden was born April 2, 1897, at Pueblo. Colo., the second daughter of Charles and Evalena May Drew.  She spent her childhood in Salt Lake City, coming to this area with her family to Pioneer here in 1908.  From 1917 to 1920, she taught school here, having secured her credentials from summer school at Boise.
    She was a devoted student and teacher all her life, later becoming one of the leading historians regarding this area.  In 1920 she married Ray V. Peden and lived here most of her married life.  She was a bookkeeper for the Wilder school hot lunch program from 1954 to 1968.  She was in close contact with the Wilder schools for 60 years.  She was a member of the Beulah Chapter 75 Order of Eastern Star, Wilder, and later a member of the Silver Star Chapter 83, Order of Eastern Star, Homedale.  She was also a member of the Idaho State Historical Society, a charter member of both the Owyhee and Canyon County Historical Societies, the Baptist Women's Missionary Society, the Women's Study Club of Wilder and the Wilder Homedale Dinner Club.
    She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Willis of Boise, and June Christie of Homedale; two sons, Arthur Peden of Nampa and Gerald Peden of Riggins; one sister, Hester Drew Gittins of Wilder; 10 grandchildren, eight greatgrandhildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister, Dorothy, one brother Basil and one daughter, who died in infancy.
    Friends May call at the chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m.
    Memorials may be made to the Odd Fellows Home or the Wilder Quick Response Unit.




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