- 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
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
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.