Elizabeth A. "Jackie" Redding, 84, of
Middleton, died Friday, Feb. 8, 1991, at her home of natural
causes. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Middleton Cemetery.
The Rev. Raymond A. Thompson of the Caldwell United
Methodist Church will officiate. Services are under
the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Jackie was born Nov. 3, 1906, at Bentonville, Mo., to
Lawrence and Olive Beasley Matthews. She moved with
her family to Loveland, Colo., in 1913. She graduated
from Loveland High School in 1924 and married John Wilson
March 30, 1927. They were later divorced. She
married Earl Redding May 23, 1942, at Sidney, Neb.
They lived in Denver, Colo., after World War II until coming
to Nampa in 1949. They moved to Middleton in 1953
where they had since resided.
worked for the J.R. Simplot Co. until her retirement in
She was a member of the
Middleton United Methodist Church and had been a member of
the Rebekah Lodge at Middleton for many years. Jackie and
Earl also belonged to various Square Dancing Clubs in the
Treasure Valley. She enjoyed dancing very much.
She also loved gardening and taking care of her flowers.
Jackie's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very
special to her and she enjoyed attending their activities.
One we loved dearly has gone from us;
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
can be filled.
She is survived by her
husband, Earl of Middleton; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve
and Diane Redding of Middleton; three daughters and
sons-in-law, Shirley and Ted Hill of Seal Beach, Calif.,
Jackie and Roland Pennington of Ontario, Ore., and Sue and
Ron Owen of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Cora Walker of
Denver, Colo., and Gladys Hennessey of Boise; 11
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and a