Ruth G. Carter Penn, 93, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of
Nampa, died Tuesday, April 10, 1990, at Phoenix.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16,
at the College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa. Dr.
Bruce Peterson, pastor, and Dr. John Riley, former president
of Northwest Nazarene College and former pastor of the
church, will be the officiants. Interment services
will be held at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
Mrs. Penn was born March 3,
1897, at Ledyard, Iowa, a daughter of Oliver and Maggie
Peckham Wood. She moved with her family as a small
girl to Wilder where she was reared and attended school at
Wilder and then the Greenleaf Friends Academy. She
married Ezra Murray Carter Dec. 10, 1917, at Wilder where
they made their home until moving to Harper, Ore., in 1928.
They returned to Caldwell and acquired a farm where the Gem
State Academy presently situated and other farm properties
in the area. The Carters later sold that farm to the
founders of the Gem State Academy and they moved to the
Rainbow farm a short distance west. Mr. Carter died
July 13, 1965.
She married Joseph F.R.
Penn June 24, 1971, at the College Church of the Nazarene in
Nampa. They made their home here until moving to
Phoenix in October 1980.
She was a
member of the College Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph of Phoenix; two sons,
Clarence L. Carter of Phoenix and David Carter of Des
Moines, Iowa, two daughters, Marianne Williams and Norma
Ernest, both of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Kenneth Wood of
Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Ila Wilson of Cambridge, Idaho,
and Geraldine Wood of Payette; 13 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and
'three • brothers.
Memorials may be
made to the Memorial Fund of the College Church of the
Nazarene, Nampa, or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa. The
family will meet friends there from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 9
to 10 a.m. Monday.