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Information for Della Miller Rockwood
26 April 1909 - 9 December 1992
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
December 1992
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Della Rockwood

     Funeral services for Della M. Rockwood, 83, of Homedale, who died Wednesday, December 9, 1992 at the Caldwell hospital will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, December 14, 1992, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.  Reverend Ramiro Cruz-Ahedo will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Fargo Cemetery, Wilder, Idaho.
    Della was born April 26, 1909 at Wilder, a daughter of John F. and Mazy Ann Over Miller.  She started school in 1916 in the Fargo Community near Wilder and also attended the Lowell School in Boise for about three years.  She graduated from Wilder High in 1928 and then graduated from Lewiston State Normal School at Lewiston, Idaho.
    Della married Chelsea Joseph Rockwood on October 7, 1934, at Caldwell.  The couple lived in Wilder, Boise, Camas Valley and Eugene, Oregon during their almost 52 years of marriage.  She taught school in Camas Valley, Oregon and drove mail route on Route 1 out of Wilder for three years.  She started working for the Wilder Post Office in 1959 and retired in 1971.
    The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 7, 1984.  Mr. Rockwood died on February 23, 1986.
    She was a member of the Wilder United Methodist Church, the Fargo Ladies Club, Charity Rebekah Lodge #75 since 1934, Homedale Senior Citizens and the Sewing Club.  She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, doing art work and she really enjoyed being with family, friends and neighbors.
    Survivors include her son John Judson Rockwood; two grandsons Scott and David Rockwood; and two nieces June B. Christiansen and Maxine B. Carpenter.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Ann Marie in 1942, a brother James at infancy, a niece Ruth Davis, and two sisters Marie Root and Frances Brosa.
    The family suggests that memorials be given to the United Methodist Church, Wilder, Idaho.

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