Information for Ermal Lena Coonts
December, 1916 - 7 February, 1985
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Ermal Lena Dowers, 68, Wilder, who died Thursday, Feb. 7, at
home of natural causes, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Pastor Paul Woods and Elder Herman Everett of the Seventh-day
Church of God, Caldwell, and Pastor Doug Bailey of the Deer
Flat Free Methodist Church, Caldwell, will officiate.
Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mrs. Dowers was born Dec. 25, 1916, at Drury, Mo., the
daughter of William Thomas and Dada Lee Rhoades Coonts.
She was reared and educated at Missouri. She married
Harold E. Pamperien on Oct. 30, 1935, at Drury. They
were later divorced.
She came to Wilder in 1953, where she has since resided.
She married Boyd Dowers on Aug. 26, 1971, at Winnemucca, Nev.
She was a member of the Baptist Church in Missouri, the Golden
Gate Baptist Church, Wilder, and had been attending the
Senventh-day Church of God in Caldwell.
She is survived by her husband of Wilder; two daughters,
Bonnie (Mrs. John) Miller of Ontario, and Connie (Mrs. Walt)
Campbell of Caldwell; four sisters, Ada Wagner of Parma,
Phyllis Scott of Caldwell, Margaret Hoag of Pryor, Okla. and
Opal Pamperien of Mountain Grover, Mo.; two brothers, Ted
Coonts of Twin Falls and Donald Ray Coonts of Buffalo, Iowa;
nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Fern Lee Pamperien,
her parents and a brother.
Memorials may be made to the Mountan (sic) States Tumor
Institute in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386,
Caldwell, Idaho 83606.
Friends may call at the Chapel today from 4 to 9 p.m.
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