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Information for Opal M. Shepard Meeks
30 August, 1917 26 December, 1995
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
27 December, 1995

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Opal Meeks

    Opal M. Meeks, 78, of Caldwell, formerly of Nampa, died Tuesday, December 26, 1995 in a Caldwell Hospital.
    Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Reverend James 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 in Kansas until they moved to Idaho in 1971, She was a cook most of her life and worked for restaurants in both Kansas and Idaho.  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 get-togethers.
    She was a member of the Amity Church of God of Nampa.
    Survivors include 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.

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