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.
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.