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Information for Harriet Ellen Schwasinger Packwood
1 November, 1909 - 12 November, 1983
The Idaho Press-Tribune
November, 1983

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Harriet Packwood
    Services for Harriet Ellen Packwood, 74, of Parma Route 2, who died Saturday, Nov. 12, at the home of her daughter in Parma from natural causes, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sterry Memorial Presbyterian Church, Roswell, by the Rev. Dean Lantz, associate pastor.
    Interment will follow at the Parma Cemetery under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    She was born Nov. 1, 1909, at Pleasanton, Neb., to Frank and Isabelle Schwasinger.  At the age of 5, she moved with her family to Nampa, where she was reared and attended schools. She married Carl Packwood on Dec. 12, 1928, at Nampa.  They made their home at Caldwell until 1952, when they moved to Arena Valley near Roswell.
    They farmed there for several years, during which she worked for a time at the J. R. Simplot Company at Caldwell.  They moed to Parma in 1971, and later to the Parma Senior Citizens complex.  Her husband died in July of 1982.  She had since resided at Parma.
    She was a member of the Sterry Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Roswell Women's Association, the Arena Valley Circle and the Parma Senior Citizens.
    She is survived by two daughters, Wilma Perecz and Frances Transue, both of Parma; four brothers, Lawrence Schwasinger and Willard Schwasinger, both of Nampa; Melvin Schwasinger of Boise, Ronald Schwasinger of Fruitland; four sisters, Grace Betts and Faye Ferguson, both of Nampa, Louise Callison of Salem, Ore., and Naomi Lantz of York, Pa.; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five nieces, seven nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, her parents, a brother and a sister.
    Memorials may be made to the Sterry Memoiral Presbyterian Church, Parma, or the Parma Senior Citizens.
    Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Parma, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m.

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