Information on Altha Hyacinth Jones
5 September, 1880 – 23 February, 1963
From the Caldwell News Tribune
dated 23 February, 1963
Contributed by Helen Strine
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Her husband was Ernest Carter Naftzger.
She was born to Samuel (Sammy) Reynolds Jones
and Sarah Elizabeth Darland Jones.
Altha H. Naftzger, 82, of
Wilder, died this morning at a local nursing home. She was
born Sept. 5, 1880 at Gervais, Oregon.
Mrs. Naftzger was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. S. W.
Jones, early pioneers of Willamette Valley. She was married to
Ernest C. Naftzger in 1909 in Gervais Valley. They resided on
a part of the family homestead until 1932 when the family
moved to Wilder where they have since resided.
She was a charter member and past matron of the Gervais
Chapter 118, Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the
Past Matrons Club of Beulah Chapter No. 75, OES, at Wilder.
She was a past state president of the United Spanish American
War Veterans Auxiliary, a member of the General MacArthur
Auxiliary of Nampa, Gold Star Mothers Club of Homedale, Fargo
Ladies Club and Iris Temple, No. 40, Daughters of the Nile,
Boise, and a member of the Golden Gate Baptist Church at
Mr. Naftzger preceded her in death in 1961 and a son, Lt.
Commander James Naftzger in 1953.
Surviving are three sons, Edward, Kamiah, Charles,
Wilder, Calvin, Roise; four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Will,
Aurora, Ore., Mrs. Catherine Short, Boise, Mrs. Areta Kocher,
Camby, Ore., Miss Zadie Naftzger, Wilder; four sisters, Mrs.
Jennie Collard and Mrs. Sylvia Brixey, both of Salem, Ore.,
Mrs. Edna Ramp, and Mrs. Rita Harper, both of Brooks, Ore.; a
nephew, Ernest Naftzger, Salem, Ore., whom she raised as a
son; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the
Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel. The Rev. Charles E. Allen will
officiate. Interment will be in Wilder.
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