Opal M. Meeks,
78, of Caldwell, formerly of
Nampa, died Tuesday, December 26, 1995 in a
services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28,
1995 at Hillcrest
Dougherty will officiate. Services
are under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Opal was born
on August 30, 1917, at Cherryvale, Kansas,
a daughter of George and Eula Scott Shepard.
Opal was the oldest
of 10 children and helped her mother to raise her younger
brothers and sisters. On
July 25, 1938, Opal married Jess C. Meeks.
They made their home
until they moved to Idaho
in 1971, She was a cook most of her life and worked for
restaurants in both Kansas
For a time she also
cooked at the Paradise Valley Cattle Ranch.
Opal's joy in
life came from her ability to cook, and she would cook at
any chance that arose. She
especially liked cooking for her grandkids and family
She was a member of the Amity Church of God of
her husband, Jess who is a resident at the Snake River
Rehabilitation and Living Center in Buhl, Id; her son and
daughter-in-law, Billy Joe and Rosalyn Kavulich of Nampa;
three brothers, Albert Shepard and Merle Shepard, both of
Kansas, and Tom Shepard of Boise; three sisters, Eunice Gray
of Kansas, Esther Ostby of Ohio, and June Stradley of
Caldwell; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded
in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.