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Information for Nettie Lyle Faubion Rutan
31 August 1897 - 19 March 1983
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
March 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Nettie Rutan

    Services for Nettie Lyle Rutan, 85, of 1108 3rd Ave. North, Nampa, formerly of Melba, who died Saturday, March 19, at her home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leo W. Reed, pastor of the Nampa First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Melba Cemetery.
    She was born Aug. 31, 1897, at Goodland. Kan., to Walter and Jessie Faubion.  At the age of 4, she moved to Phillips County, Kan., with her parents, where she was reared and educated.  She graduated from high school at Alma, Neb., and taught school for three years in Nebraska and Kansas.  She married Herbert D. Rutan on April 8, 1917, at Alma.  After WWI, in which her husband served, they moved to Wilsonville, Neb., where they farmed for 15 years.  They moved to Melba. Idaho, in 1934, where they farmed until their retirement in 1971.  They came to Nampa in 1978 where they had since made their home.  She was a member of the Nampa First Baptist Church and was active in the children's Sunday school department as a teacher and leader.  She also held offices in the Women's Missionary Society.
    She is survived by her husband of Nampa; three sons, Leonard of Meridian, Gene of Nampa, Russel of Grandview; one sister, Rachel Parker, McCook, Neb.; 12 grand-children, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Francis and one brother.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 534, Rupert, Idaho, or flowers may be sent.


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