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19 June 1895 - 15 June 1976
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Blanche Garrett

     Caldwell - Services for Blanche S. Barrett, 81 of 1517 Teton, Caldwell who died Monday at a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Flahiff Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. Ron Hansen, Treasure Valley Christian Church, Caldwell. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Blanche was born 19 Jun 1895 at Salt Lake City. She moved to Boise with her parents and attended Boise public schools.
    She married George G. Barrett 17 April 1918 in Lewiston. They lived in Lewiston for a time before moving to Challis. In 1925 they moved to a farm near Wendell, where they started Idaho's first turkey hatchery. They moved to Caldwell in 1934 and developed a farm near Lake Lowell in 1948, one of the first to use sprinkler irrigation. They also were some of the first mint growers in Canyon County. Mr. Barrett died 5 May 1967. She had since resided in Caldwell.
    She attended the Treasure Valley Christian Church, was past president and a member of the Forward Club, Caldwell, and a member of the Federated Women's Club, Lake Lowell Club, and the Dirt Gardnerís of Caldwell.
Surviving are two sons, Lawrence, Portland, and Gordon, Wauwatosa, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Funk, Caldwell, and Mrs. Barbara Plesha, Lynnwood, WA; a brother Lowell Simonson, Caldwell; a sister, Mrs. Helen Phillips, San Jose, CA; and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.





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