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Information for Curtis Freeman Fewkes

17 December, 1895 - 14 March, 1985

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

March, 1985

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Curtis Fewkes

    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 in death.
    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.

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