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Information for Cyril Maxwell Puckett
3 May 1901 - 20 March 1988
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
March 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Cyril Puckett

     Graveside services for Cyril M. Puckett, 86, of Rt. 2, Caldwell, who died Sunday, March 20, 1988, at the Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Greenleaf Cemetery.  Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. at the Greenleaf Friends Church.  Officiating will be pastors Kenneth Pitts and Donald Lamm of the Greenleaf Friends Church, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Puckett was born May 3, 1901, at Allen, Neb., to Ira and Elsie Roberts Puckett.  He grew up on the family farm with six brothers and three sisters. The family attended the Springbank Friends Church near Allen.  Cyril graduated from high school at Allen in 1918.  He worked for other farmers in the Allen area and married Eleanor Emry at Norden, Neb., June 26, 1924.  They established their home in Allen where he farmed for 10 years and where seven of their 10 children were born.
    In 1937, he took the family to Victor, Mont., where he spent five years before moving to the Gallatin Valley in 1942.  Cyril brought his family to Greenleaf in 1944 for the purpose of having his children attend the Greenleaf Friends Academy.  Six of his children graduated from the Academy.  At the time of their coming to Greenleaf, Cyril took up independent trucking and later went to work as a hired hand for George Weber, a local stockman.  In 1966 he became semi-retired and had continued to live in the Greenleaf area.
    Surviving him are his wife, Eleanor of Greenleaf; his children, Bennie of Kamiah, Mary of Portland, Ore., Wayne of El Cajon, Calif., Keith of Gresham, Ore., Kenneth of Portland, Marilynn (Mrs. Claude) Meyers of Tianjin, China, Larry of Santee, Calif., Peggy (Mrs. Frank) Morse of Greenleaf and Bobby of Ontario, Ore.  Also surviving him are his sisters, Zella (Mrs. Freddie) Zeimer of Sandy, Ore., Zeta (Mrs. Anvie) Swanson of Sioux City, Iowa; his brothers, Neil of Sioux City and Jim of Fender, Neb.; 23 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
    Cyril was preceded in death by four brothers, a sister and a daughter, Lauretta (Mrs. Charles) Guenther.
    Memorials may be made to the Greenleaf Friends Academy, Greenleaf, Idaho.
    Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.




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