Services for Curtis Freeman Fewkes, 89, of Nampa, who died
Thursday, March 14, 1985, at his home of natural causes, will
be held at the Nampa 11th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, 1500 Smith Ave. Ext. Bishop Ken
Harward will officiate and burial will follow at Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Nampa. Services are under the
direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
He was born Dec. 17, 1895, at Upton, Utah, the son of Thomas
Henry and Harriet Clark Fewkes. He was the 15th of 16
children. In 1916, he moved with his family to Burley,
where he was reared and educated. He entered the U.S.
Army in 1918 and served in World War I. He was honorably
discharged in 1919 and returned to Burley. He married
Edith M. Egan on March 19, 1919, in the Salt Lake City LDS
Temple. In the fall of 1919, they moved to the Boise
Valley, where he started farming. In 1923, they traded
for property in Long Valley, where he began ranching.
While there, he also worked for the U.S. Forest Service and
helped build Deadwood Dam. In 1932 they returned to the
Boise Valley. He was employed by the Pacific Fruit
Express Shops in Nampa for nine years. he also purchased
a farm on Karcher Road near Nampa where they farmed until he
retired in 1968. They had since resided in Nampa.
He was a member of the Nampa 11th Ward LDS Church where he was
a high priest. He also had served a two-year mission in
California and had been involved in the young Men's Mutual
Presidency. He had worked with the Indians in McDermitt
for several years and had held various other positions in his
church. he was also a member of War Eagle Barrack 459,
Veterans of World War I.
He is survived by his wife, Edith, of Nampa; a son, Warren
Fewkes of Fruitland; nine grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A great-granddaughter and 15 brothers and sisters preceded him
Friends may call today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alsip
Chapel in Nampa, and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the
Nampa 11th Ward.