Obituary for Ida Catherine Elizabeth Ryan Garrity
25 December, 1870 - 26 April, 1959
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 27 April, 1959
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Mrs. C. E. Garrity
NAMPA - Mrs. Catherine
Elizabeth Ryan Garrity, 88, of the Colonial Apts., Nampa, died
Sunday at a Nampa hospital following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 25, 1870, at Waukon, Iowa, and was
reared in Iowa.
She was married to John E. Garrity, May 24, 1892, at
Waukon, and taught school at Waukon, Iowa and Emery, S.D.
until going to Anaconda, Mont., in 1896. In 1902 they
moved to Nampa and moved to Marsing in 1913 where they owned
the first homestead in the upper Gem district of Owyhee
They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in
Mr. Garrity preceded her in death in August of 1945,
and Mrs. Garrity returned to Nampa in 1946 where she had since
made her home.
She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church of
Nampa; St. Paul's Altar Society and one of the founders of the
Marsing Community Club.
She is survived by four sons, Dr. John W. Garrity of
Nampa, Clarence of Oakland, Calif., Adin Garrity of
Winnemucca, Nev., and Wallace Garrity of Boise; three
daughters, Mrs. Reid (Margaret) Robinson, Nampa, Mrs. Joe
(Helen) Cerva, of Twin Falls and Mrs. William (Bernice)
Hellstern, of Kennewick, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ellen McAueney, of Waukon,
Iowa; two sons, Jay and Earl Garrity preceded her in death.
Requiem High Mass will be celebrated t 10 a.m.
Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr.
Robert Turgeon as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Interment will be at Mt. Calvary cemetery.