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Information on Altha Hyacinth Jones Naftzger,
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 Naftzger

     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 Wilder.
     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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