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Information for Ruth G. Wood Carter Penn

3 March 1897 - 10 April 1990

From the Caldwell News-Tribune

April 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Ruth Penn
    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, Caldwell.
    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.


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